Spend more money on internal comms, change and transformation

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  LONDON — There are strange signs that come out of the markets every few weeks: Consumer spending up! Employee engagement up! House prices fall less than expected! And we are not too sure what to do with these conflicting pieces of information. So, the papers … Read More

Zurich and the art of motorcycle maintenance

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ZÜRICH FLUGHAFEN — I remember now. I used to spend a lot of time in this airport on my way to Saudi Arabia. I′m not sure why. It was the route. So the airport is full of spirits for me. Sombre. Stern, and quite representative of … Read More

Sometimes it’s good to talk about it…

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LONDON — The weekend papers are full of stories connected to the loss of life of a senior politician’s handicapped child. This is the second wave of stories. These are in many ways more relevant and more arresting. In many ways they are just awesome. Inspiring. … Read More

M&A, PE firms, HR and long term results

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SOUTH KENSINGTON — I was speaking to a friend who is a Master of the Universe. He’s in hiding now. Not wearing his leotards in daylight. But he’s just as busy. Doing… stuff… Buying and selling things. Trying to refill the coffers. And not just his … Read More

PLCs to waste £67m in needless recession costs

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LONDON — Attached is a release we put out at 7 am this morning. The calculations are ours. they are based on published numbers and conservative estimates. For the press release, please click here. At the same time we prepared more background information in what we … Read More

This just in: Complexity is the cause of the recession

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LONDON — I am reading some excerpts from the Treasury Select Committee. (It’s a slow day.). This is the UK Parliament’s most powerful economic over-sight committee. One assumes these guys have big brains and powerful calculators. “There’s not one person here in this room that could … Read More

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