Communications Directors in distress

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  LONDON — Last night’s black-tie film premiere was a great chance to catch up with some people in the business.  There were too many people to talk to properly, unfortunately.  But some conversations I’ve been mulling over in my sleep. Quite a few senior people … Read More

Providers of executive education

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LONDON — I’ve just been reading about a company that offers “custom executive education” and does so very successfully around the world. It’s an interesting business.  We were talking to the good people at BraveNewTalent about the subject yesterday.  How do companies get talented people to … Read More

Proof of life: 5 things to do today to better your Internal Comms

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LATE IN LONDON — We like lists and in recent times this blog may have been harder on Internal Communicators than is deserved. So here are a few things that you can do in a single day.  They will advance your case, secure your reputation and … Read More

“I don’t want to go to school…”

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CROMWELL ROAD — There was a little girl with her dad on the bus today.  She cried the whole trip. “I don’t like the teachers…!  I don’t want to go…!  I want my MOMMY…!!”  That kind of crying that is so deep and, after a while, … Read More

Foxconn, Apple's iPad and more desperate calls for help

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BROMPTON ROAD — The story won’t go away.  Although coverage might have lightened today.  The 13 different Chinese 18-24 year-olds who have tried to kill themselves this year are not going unnoticed.  Most of them died.  But the world outside Shenzhen in southern China has paid … Read More

Foxconn and the workers committing suicide while making Apple iPads, Dell, Nokia and HP components

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CHELSEA — Foxconn is a Taiwanese company you have probably never heard of.  And yet they have 800,000 employees.  They employ 2,000 singers, dancers and gym trainers to entertain them. They put 6,000 pigs to the knife every day to feed their 400,000 employees on one … Read More

Research says we want a ‘job for life’: so, do you want to be Queen or Pope?

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LONDON — There’s a great report out now from my old mates at Towers Watson. It’s called the Global Worksforce Survey. They do it every year, and it has lots of interesting stuff in it. [Although don’t be fooled into trying to order it from here– … Read More

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