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Is Business Advice from the 19th and 20th Century Still Valid in the Internet Age?

There is no question that we are currently in an age when the fundamental economics of business success are being rewritten almost daily.  The internet and 24/7 connectivity, coupled with global transparency and compounded by breakneck technological advances in all fields have made … Continue reading

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Too Young To Lead?

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook when he was just 20 and became the youngest CEO of a multibillion dollar public company at 28. He has since been named one of the most influential CEOs in the world. Many other CEOs and business … Continue reading

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Keeping the “magic” alive . . . In the circus and business

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. ~Ben Hecht I can still recall nearly 12 years ago watching the Cirque du Soliel performance of Alegria in the Royal Albert Hall in London with my young daughter and … Continue reading

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Going Global? Three Keys to Success

 Go West, young man. Go West and grow up with the country.  ~Horace Greeley The sage advice of 19th Century journalist and politician Horace Greeley about seeking out new territory and opportunities for growth has become a popular phrase and … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Culture Audits? Plenty . . .

Corporate culture is a hot topic!  It is discussed in boardrooms, MBA classrooms, blogging pages and even House of Parliament treasury committee hearings concerning the Libor rate fixing scandal. It’s also an important topic since numerous studies have pretty well convinced the business … Continue reading

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Behaviours Build Strong Brands and Aligned Cultures

It is easy for someone to copy your business strategy, but they can’t copy your culture. I was recently sent this infographic that describes some of the unique behaviours and activities that have helped companies build strong brands and iconic … Continue reading

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Read The Economist review of my new book, LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture

I spent the last 10 months at a small desk on the third floor of our house in London, sitting in front of a computer screen.  I was committed (and probably should have been committed) to writing a book about … Continue reading

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