2012: A year of change

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MARYLEBONE — This year is a big year of change. In technology, in the world economy, the world of sport, even in the way all our countries are run.  There are elections in America, France, India… What is more significant in a country than a change … Read More

Heart and Seoul: Why I want to work in Korea

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LONDON — It’s been hard not to think about Korea this week.  But I have different things on my mind.  Not the loss of a dictator.  Not the worry that still has South Korean’s practicing evacuations like WWII Britain and Cold War America. I am thinking … Read More

Sorry, Sir Richard, that’s not it…

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  SOUTH KENSINGTON — There was a piece in the Independent yesterday about Sir Richard Branson’s “three point plan” to get the UK economy going. Unfortunately the plan is completely pants. I wish it weren’t, but it is. Years ago, when I worked in politics a … Read More

Leadership: we’re all relying on it while we sleep

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  PICADILLY CIRCUS — Looks like the sun might actually come up in London today.  That’s a relief.  And one of my biggest concerns.  Yesterday was dark and I can’t handle that. So, how lucky am I?  That trivial issues like that concern me? Yesterday umpteen … Read More

Election question: Can we make UK a great-place-to-work?

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LONDON — It’s an interesting question. Are we already? Could we be more so? Clearly the UK is a desirable place to work, because people come here and stay. It is a sought-after spot for foreign postings. But in spite of much talk from various parties … Read More

UK election: A fashion show, if you let it

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FULHAM ROAD — I didn’t watch the three ‘Chancellors’ debate last night. The UK’s equivalent of party Finance supremos were on Channel 4 talking about the future. The papers are full of it this morning. In many ways. We do tell business leaders that what they … Read More

Copenhagen: Pay attention, communicate and change behaviour

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EARL’S COURT — There’s a polar bear melting in Trafalgar Square. (There’s one in Copenhagen too.) Somehow, all of my family saw it this weekend. Except me. One child reported back that the key thing is that people are encouraged to touch it. And that is … Read More

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