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Recognising Your Role

There are plenty of articles out there about recognising when to move on from a role or a company. Identifying when you are in a cul-de-sac and when you are on a dead-end street. However, there is another angle here which isn't driven by external limitations (looking out) actual or perceived and this is looking... Continue Reading →

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Back to School – Your Narrative

I recently had an interview with a headhunting agency and I was confident in my narrative which took me to the start of my career 17 years ago. However, I was not prepared for their request: "OK, so could you take us through your background to bring us up to speed on how you got... Continue Reading →

Delivering an Experience

About three years ago I had a fascinating conversation with a friend. Dropping the word brand and using the word experience. I was fighting for the former noting the latter was / should be an outcome of the former, but it did get me thinking about the experience. One common thing among all humans is... Continue Reading →

Setting the Culture from the Start

Defining the culture of a company from the start is part of a founder's normal daydreams. Images of happy, dedicated staff who see the company as part of their family but without the emotional baggage. This may even be visual with bean bags, art, ping-pong tables and what sort of socials and how often forming... Continue Reading →

Anyone Can Print

I come from the digital sector and now work in advanced engineering. We are on the cusp of a new frontier and what we've seen in the past 35 years in digital is starting to happen with engineering. Back in the early noughties, the internet was accessible. In the 80's the internet were rooms dedicated... Continue Reading →

Lessons Learnt 5: Integrity

This is not buzzword bingo Integrity can be boiled down to mean ‘being true to your word’. That’s fine, however, most of us don’t know what our ‘word’ is. Identifying your values can only come from identifying what is important to you and what impact you want to have. Noting that all great plans of... Continue Reading →

System Integration to Creation

The UK is a very good service industry, from corner shops to financial services. However, what we are also very good at is inventing - so why are we not seeing a boom of inventors taking their product to market? Don't get me wrong this is happening, but not enough. We live in an accessible... Continue Reading →

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