THE BOROUGH POOLS — There’s nothing quite as much fun as a good old fashioned disagreement. And there’s one going on today on our LinkedIn Group (Change Management and Internal Communications).
Must be serious, right?
Yup. It’s about whether company newsletters have had their day.
Often it’s the most out-dated and obtuse issues that get people’s dander up.
Had a good [...]
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, so filled with mucus that breathing is affected.
The adults shifted uncomfortably. Because half [...]
KENSINGTON — There’s not much that is ‘commercial’ in my house. Maybe a few dozen old newspapers with adverts in them. A poster on a child’s wall that promotes a museum or a football team. One doesn’t expect to be sold to at home.
However there is one exception: the cereal boxes.
We’ve got seven of them. All different. All placed at [...]
KINGHTSBRIDGE — Years ago when Johnny Carson was the host of America’s long-running Tonight Show, NBC got a call from a distressed lady…
Through the dark window behind Carson that looked out onto a sleeping LA, she could see her errant husband stuck on the freeway… And there was ANOTHER WOMAN in the car with [...]
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 attention.
Shortly after the media had packed [...]
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 site. That site covers 1.2 square miles.
Because so many [...]
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 [...]
PICCADILLY LINE — Sometimes you have to wonder if they say these things just to wind up the Brits. UEFA and FIFA officials that is.
Sepp Blatter, the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has commented on the England football captain John Terry losing his job. [...]
WATERLOO — Who worked longer hours: 19th century miners or 21st century Londoners? We think we know the answer, don’t we?
It is easy — and essentially correct — to say that the modern worker also has more choices, more disposable income and a longer life expectancy.
However today’s newspapers also [...]
FULHAM ROAD — It’s official. For me anyway. I have come to the conclusion that the market has changed. I recognise that it may only be temporary, but it feels longer-term than that.
Where once businesses were interested in concepts and ideas… most now are being far more practical. “I want you to do something that [...]