“Recession, regulation and rain” or change management

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CHELSEA — It’s quarterly reporting season. And there are goods and bads like we haven’t seen in a while.  BP has good news.  Shell has bad news. But how are we characterising our successes and failures?  At least most business leaders do have the good grace … Read More

Raising money

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CHELSEA — Where has all the money gone?  That’s a question I discussed with senior change leaders at two great international businesses this week. When they bemoaned their business’ inability to spend, or it’s continued focus on cutting core costs, I pointed out the money their … Read More

Conspiracy theories are nuts, right? (Not at work.)

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LONDON — It’s fair to say that people who are deeply suspicious of… everything… have had a banner week. The President of the United States of America released his birth certificate.  Why? Friday’s Royal Wedding was staged to get a FIFA vote for a UK World … Read More

It’s my birthday… and I’ll try if I want to

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  SOUTH WEST LONDON — It’s a beautiful day. I have already cleaned the fridge and had two cups of half tea, half-sugar. It’s a wonder I can sit still at all. I turn forty-three a little later today. And the long expected mid-life crisis has … Read More

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