The Europe correspondent for Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service called me the other day. He was working on a television report about the increasing number of French people buying property in London.
Very interesting viewpoints from some of you, that I wanted to share with all of you. “It’s a process of trial and error and it never stops… but without focus you will flounder. Meanwhile, there are so many time wasters and dreamers out there that will never amount to a “hill of beans”. So the most […]
That is the question that has been playing in my head for the last couple of days. It was my friend Jason who triggered it. I was spending my usual two days a week at the Idea Engineering Agency office in East London and having a chat with Jason – a very successful 30-something entrepreneur. Jason was […]
Innovation is the only way out and we can all contribute ! A word from Charlie Garland. Today, just before I opened up my email to find your blog post, I was thinking about the philosophical quandary: “what does one do if life hands you lemons?” Well, there is conventional wisdom, and then there is innovative thinking. […]
December has come again, and with it the time to reflect on the past year, take stock of what we have learnt and decide on the focus for the year to come.
October is a time to think and convince. It is a time to have an impact. It is a time to be bold and audacious. It is a time to inject some oomph into your business.
By the time you read these lines, summer will have probably arrived in London. Or you would be enjoying a well deserved break in the likes of Ibiza, Positano, Saint Tropez, or the beaches of Thailand and Bali for our Asian-based friends. Your eyes will be browsing through lush natural beauty and your mind will be ready to be introduced […]
Marianne Abib-Pech is French but she calls herself a product of corporate America. She used to work in finance for companies like General Electric and Shell. Now she focuses on entrepreneurship and human capital. She is the author of the “Financial Times Guide to Leadership”. How do you become a good leader? Can just about […]
The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, has faded away and with her the traumatic memories of the mass social move- ment that led the UK to a standstill in the 1970s. Her death calls for some introspection, about the UK economy of course, but more importantly about leadership, and more specifically leadership in Europe. Thatcher broke the perception that a leader […]
I am a child of Club Med, that notorious 1970s hotel resort chain created by Gilbert Trigano more than six decades ago. Club Med was built on the concept of all-inclusive vacations so appealing to Brits, but for me, apart from providing fond childhood memories, it symbolised the rare business ability to balance innovation and […]