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Armed with my Banda copies, I would march into 5B business class looking ever so confident with my pre-prepared over head projector (OHP) slides ready for all comers. The burly boys in the back row were suitably unimpressed as I swung into action, but I ploughed on regardless. Business class last thing on a Friday...
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Agh the smell of the spirit, the beating click click click of the drum as you turned it, the remnant of wax on your fingers … I come to pay homage to the old Banda machine (as we called it in England). Invented in 1923 and basically not developing much since, destined to be put...
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I devoured the Steve Jobs biography and have met loads of people who have also ready it recently. This graphic from The Wall Street Journal puts what he built into perspective!
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Do clients of yours, of many years standing, drift off and do business elsewhere? Frustrating isn’t it?! Anyone in sales knows the hard smack of rejection this emotes. Not nice.  Consumer behaviour theory will tell you that people make purchasing decisions based on a variety of factors – with primacy and recency being high among them....
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A year ago I bought myself a nice new 4 cylinder petrol car with all the mod cons. I’ve driven 8,000 kms, which divided by the number of work days (it really only takes me to work and back, plus the odd meeting) is 32 kms a day. The average car commutes 55 kms a...
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I like clouds – they are amazing things. I can stare at them for hours, lying on my back in a field or out the window of a plane flying through and above them. White and fluffy, and making all our weather work. * insert Day Dream sequence here! * Few hours later… a chance conversation  with...
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I almost set up a blog 5 years ago. My company was contemplating an IPO  at the time and a fellow CEO urged me to blog about the whole dang process. “When will you ever get the chance again?” Good point. I got as far as setting one up, but never did anything. Like so...
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About Charlie

For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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