Culture

Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

You may think it’s obvious that football is a naturally social business, but just how seriously are the clubs taking things? Let’s take a look at Manchester City  which is leading the way in the Premier League with the announcement that it is rolling out full-stadium High-Density WiFi at the Etihad. However, this move comes […]

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The emotional side of change

The emotional side of change

We very rarely talk about our emotions in the business world. Admittedly, this varies by geography – in the UK it is off-limits, whereas in Australia (my home country) it is a little more acceptable to wear your heart on your sleeve, although very few still would be comfortable actually discussing it. In a change […]

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Technology

Expressing change resistance on social platforms

Expressing change resistance on social platforms

One of the questions that comes up regularly when talking about using an open platform, such as a social networking tool, to support change is whether it should be moderated. Undertaking change almost always put in the environment into a virtual pressure cooker. The intensity of needing to create and do something different, on top […]

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Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

You may think it’s obvious that football is a naturally social business, but just how seriously are the clubs taking things? Let’s take a look at Manchester City  which is leading the way in the Premier League with the announcement that it is rolling out full-stadium High-Density WiFi at the Etihad. However, this move comes […]

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Methods

Why Social Business Should Use Toyota’s Lean Process

Why Social Business Should Use Toyota’s Lean Process

Leo Tolstoy once said,  ”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The thinking around ‘lean’ is that every activity and resource should lead to creating value for your customers. It examines ways to provide more value with less work. This was beautifully highlighted by Chief Engineer, Taiichi Ohno in the […]

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What can LinkedIn, Amazon and Netflix Teach Consulting?

What can LinkedIn, Amazon and Netflix Teach Consulting?

There’s been quite a discussion on the disruption of consulting. The Harvard Business Review wrote an article that explored current and future trends alongside a tide of new players and methods. Interestingly, for a publication of such calibre, the imagination is only stretched so far as the different scenarios it presents offers only a glimpse of […]

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Startups

From Iraq to Silicon Roundabout via the maternity ward

From Iraq to Silicon Roundabout via the maternity ward

I clearly remember one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received. I was newly pregnant and worried about the impact it would have on my career. A Partner from my firm was honest enough to say ‘You are in danger of hitting a glass ceiling. Not because you’re not capable enough, but […]

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Pinipa – managing change better, making it stick with social

Pinipa – managing change better, making it stick with social

I met Faith Forster not too long ago and discovered the start-up she is working on which I thought was solving an obvious yet oft overlooked problem. Change is accelerating at an increased pace. Managing it needs to improve. The people most often depended on to implement the change are most often the last to […]

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Expressing change resistance on social platforms

Expressing change resistance on social platforms

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the questions that comes up regularly when talking about using an open platform, such as a social networking tool, to support change is whether it should be moderated. Undertaking change almost always put in the environment into a virtual pressure cooker. The intensity of needing to create and do something different, on top […]

Continue Reading

Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

Is Football The Ultimate Social Business?

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

You may think it’s obvious that football is a naturally social business, but just how seriously are the clubs taking things? Let’s take a look at Manchester City  which is leading the way in the Premier League with the announcement that it is rolling out full-stadium High-Density WiFi at the Etihad. However, this move comes […]

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The network model disrupting the consultancy model

The network model disrupting the consultancy model

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Miguel Garcia, another contributor on this blog, has done a great job laying the foundation for this stream of thinking in his post on What can LinkedIn, Amazon and Netflix Teach Consulting? I wanted to look at this from another angle. First my view on the one angle – the one I think Miguel covers: […]

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Why Social Business Should Use Toyota’s Lean Process

Why Social Business Should Use Toyota’s Lean Process

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leo Tolstoy once said,  ”Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” The thinking around ‘lean’ is that every activity and resource should lead to creating value for your customers. It examines ways to provide more value with less work. This was beautifully highlighted by Chief Engineer, Taiichi Ohno in the […]

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Is Your Business Ready To Run The Social Sprint?

Is Your Business Ready To Run The Social Sprint?

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The journey to becoming a social business can be a lengthy one. In fact, it’s likely to be a journey that never ends. As the tools, techniques, channels, platforms and devices continue to shift, multiply and morph, businesses will always be chasing their customers, their staff and their suppliers in the race for relevance. In […]

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