Change is hard, but soccer moms and US soldiers may have the answer…

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LONDON – A great article about parents and sports has got the conversations going at the school gate in my neighbourhood. Citing British research this Australian lady explains that 70% of 13 year-olds quit sport. And that it’s not for reasons we might think. WHAT do … Read More

“Google becomes GE”: The changing shape of businesses

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LONDON — This morning’s Financial Times asks whether Google has become our century’s GE. Is Google really “emerging as the dominant consumer technology company of the early 21st century”?  And if so, what does that mean for business in the 21st Century. 1. Transient megastars Although … Read More

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

The Butterfly Effect

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When you think about change, do you ever think about the concept of uncertainty?  Last week, Prof. Richard Bradley delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics on the topic of ‘managing uncertainty’ – what it is and how to deal with it.  A big … Read More

We love Australia!

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SYDNEY, NSW — Maybe that sounds just a bit too happy.  But there’s a great deal to be said for the challenges that Australia faces, and the opportunities for companies that plan and communicate change — like us. An editorial cartoon in The Australian this morning … 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

Existential angst in the Communications team

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SHAFTESBURY AVENUE — We have a more formal “news” item to write and probably a paper to publish. But the findings of a number of large comparative analysis assignments this summer are playing on my mind. Communications functions are changing And they’re changing in every possible … Read More

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