Independence – it’s rarely that easy

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LONDON – No one seems too surprised this week that the Catalan have voted for independence.  Except maybe the Catalan who voted for it. Independence is something we often dream about. We spend most of our adolescence fighting for it.  And then almost all of our adulthood. We … Read More

Leadership is not just about the leader

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LONDON — There are endless discussions to follow and videos to watch this morning.  The two candidates for US President almost came to blows last night in an odd and hostile affair. It makes you wonder though how the behaviour of two men — flesh and … Read More

‘Don’t!’ Olympics, London, social media and businesses

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TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD — A guy I like called Guy Adams has been banned from Twitter.  He’s a Brit in LA and he lost his head a bit when talking about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Now he’s really angry and much more popular than ever … Read More

The fine line between business vanity and genius…

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FULHAM — The title should read: “The fine line between business vanity and genius: that’s change management.” But it was too long. I have just read about the Galacticos Island this morning.  A billion-dollar plan to build a Real Madrid theme-park island in the UAE.  It … Read More

Business, politics and football

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SOUTH KEN — The win seems easily in hand.  It will be more of a TKO than a real back-slapping, headline-grabbing, crowd-pleasing victory.  But that’s okay. And then the player kind of clumsily sits down and then leans forward and back… and falls down. Suddenly the … Read More

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

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 decisions … Read More

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