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A better version of Coke, or no Coke at all?

November 18, 2011


Since the start of this conversation, this (the title) has probably been the most interesting question for me. Is it enough for us to just have a better version of┬áCoke, the less environmentally damaging one, or do we need to evolve to a future where Coke does not exist anymore? I am picking on Coke […]

Distinguished competencies

February 12, 2011


I came across a recent video of a talk by Daniel Goleman , and found it fascinating. It starts off with a really interesting insight on the correlation of IQ and EQ, they are not correlated! He goes further to suggest that the majority of companies tend to screen a lot on IQ, meaning everyone […]

Possibility thinking

January 27, 2011


“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi Language is very powerful, listen to someone like Wade Davis and he will tell you it could be the most powerful part of being […]

Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

January 3, 2011


Have you come back to a long list of things to do in the next few weeks? Saw this article today, thought I would share, here are the key highlights: Make a list. Write down everything you need to do on a piece of paper. Do the quick hits. Take 15 minutes, no more, to […]

Measurement and reporting

September 2, 2010


Bit of a ramble this week on the topic of measurement and reporting. A thread of several half finished blogs, that hopefully put together make some sense. Let’s first start with farming, and the concept of efficiency. You often hear that large farm companies are more efficient then smaller farmers. And that is true if […]

What did you study at Uni?

March 22, 2010


Thanks to a bunch of folks off-line and a couple on-line, I am back! It has been a really busy couple months since I returned from the holiday break. I graduated from my MBA, which was fun, and have recently picked up some work on the strategy for the UK business. All very exciting, although […]

Walking on the streets of London and buying goods in Marrakech

October 20, 2009


I have been intrigued by the inherent (potential) trade-off of efficiency and creativeness. The need to crunch and get stuff done fast and the more time expansive and less efficient methods to create art. Let me tell two stories to create some debate, the topics are ‘Walking the streets of London’ & ‘buying goods in […]

Seeing Tom Peters in London

September 22, 2009


A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity on the 3rd of September to see the legendary Tom Peters speak at the London Business Forum. It was an amazing event, as he took us through his thinking on why the soft stuff is actually really the hard stuff. He even went further and said that […]