In the time that’s passed since I completed my MBA, I’ve been asked two questions quite frequently: 1) Was it worth it? 2) What’s the number one thing you learnt? The first question is easy; absolutely. The connections, discussions, and critical thinking you get from undertaking an MBA in the world’s top 15 makes the…Posted on .
At the back end of 2013 I was lucky enough to travel to Macau and parts of mainland China to attend the ‘Young Managers Forum’ hosted by the Asian Association of Management Organisations. The week-long program saw us visit a number of Chinese and foreign owned multinationals operating in Southern China, with the implications for…Posted on .
Dan Pink’s latest best seller, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others, follows the usual Dan Pink mould, mixing academic research, anecdotes from personal experiences and well-known business cases in an attempt to encourage the reader to rethink their views on “sales.” This approach makes Pink’s arguments seem so…Posted on .
When businesses are faced with a challenge, whether that’s an attempt to kickstart growth, reverse a downward trend or increase market share, the default response is often to change as many things as possible, and often go looking for a big change to be the catalyst. However, the reality of business is that radical, turn-the-business-upside-down…Posted on .
One of the common mistakes we see business owners or managers making on a regular basis is undertaking decisions based on only one piece of advice, one case study or more generally, just one source of information. Regardless of whether your source is a professional business consultant, International case study, management book or scientific study,…Posted on .