Uncovering the real story of digital

Over the last few years, the people running traditional organisations have been bombarded with headlines telling them that they need to become a digital business, or that they need to undertake a digital transformation of their company to avoid being disrupted by the technology-enabled start-ups that are reinventing business models, products and services. But what […]

Why fail when you can learn?

Digital markets move quickly, they are more dynamic than traditional markets and they can be disrupted more easily. New technology-enabled business models can be developed and launched far more quickly than has previously been possible. And they can be scaled-up to meet a surge in demand in a matter of days or even hours. The […]

Some employers trust their staff…on special occasions

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Some UK employers, including the Government are telling their staff that they can work from home during the Olympics and Paralympics to prevent London’s transport network from becoming even more overcrowded. Transport for London (TfL) has set a goal of reducing the number of commuter journeys across the capital by a third during the games […]

Don’t underestimate the importance of culture

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Last week Greg Smith resigned from his position as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where he ran the firm’s US equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The manner of his resignation made headlines around the world and became a trending topic on Twitter: instead of the generally accepted norm of […]

Time to trust your staff

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A few weeks ago I read an article about Red Frog, an Events Management company that gave its employees unlimited holidays. Employees at Red Frog are encouraged to take as much holiday as they want as long as they make sure their work gets done and they are covered while they are away. According to […]