Reading the writing on the wall

According to the BBC Swiss banking group UBS has announced it is to cut 3,500 jobs globally as part of its cost savings programme. Some 45% of the job losses will fall on its investment bank. The move was widely anticipated after the banking group announced plans last month to find 2bn Swiss francs ($2.5bn, […]

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OK Computer

It’s official, computers have changed the way we think.  or to be more specific, computers have changed the way we use our memory.  Rather than remember the information itself, people are starting to remember where to find the information.  Our brains are becoming huge search engines, locating the source but not the info itself. No […]

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How High Performance Happens

Photo by clix www.sxc.hu The most successful sports teams focus on performance not the outcome. How often do you hear football mangers talk about performance regardless of the result? Great performances will ultimately lead to success but poor performances will not. Focus on the performance and success will follow, focus on the result and success […]

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Imagine this was true

After a visit to the Anthony Gormley statues on Crosby beach, I travelled over to Southport – mainly because I’d never been there before.  It’s a pretty town and apparently the Champs Ellise in Paris is modelled on Southport’s main shopping street. Another claim to fame is Southport’s pier.  It’s the second longest in England, […]

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Does Bribery Pay Off?

Clearly somebody within Macmillan Publishing thought that it might; however, now the organisation is suffering from damage to its brand that will have a high cost. The $11.3M fine is only the tip of the iceberg compared to the loss of reputation and brand integrity that will result from this news. Organisations have a clear […]

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