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leadership
Down at the cricket ground this weekend I bumped into John Inverarity, who is now Chairman of Selectors to the national cricket team. I was luck to get to know John in a variety of past organisations, and he is one of the most humble, decent and brilliant leaders you will ever come across. Many...
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I’m reading (devouring more like) the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Jobs does not come across like a particularly nice man, to deal with or to work with, but the passion comes across. The single minded vision, the absolute devotion to phenomenal user experience, it’s all there. No doubt as I read on (I’m...
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I was listening to a podcast the other day, and on it a business coach said “you are the star of your own movie”. He went on to say that although this may be true, everyone you come into contact with is also the star of their own movie, and of course everyone has wildly...
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The roads were a bit busier today. After a quiet first week back, in which many in these parts would have taken that first week off, you could tell there were more people going to work today. Still pretty quiet compared to high season, but definitely more happening. More people back ‘at mill’ too, with...
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Once  upon a time businesses produced products that we, the unsuspecting consumer, would buy. We had little say in the matter, besides the collective clout of buying something and not buying something else. The something would prosper and the else would disappear. Survival of the fittest. Darwinism and all that. And so it was, unless you...
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I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. He rang me up with some exciting news, “I’ve got some exciting news!”. “Yes?” I said, thinking he’s done some brilliant deal with a major client, or someone wanted to invest or buy us out, or something. “I’ve tracked down the owners of that domain name, and...
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[ted id=1230] Have you discovered TED Talks yet? Standing for “Technology Entertainment Design”,  TED is a not for profit devoted to spreading new ideas, and brings together some awesome speakers at various venues all year round. Their best talks are all online (www.ted.com) and they are extremely good, and short! Usually 10 minutes, no more. A...
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The other day a newly released DVD caught my eye as I was browsing for TVs. It was the Rolling Stones’ 1978 ‘Some Girls’ tour film, never before released, digitally remastered from the original 16mm movie.  So I had to have it.  (We also later bought a new TV.) ‘Some Girls’ was the first album...
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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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For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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