Simon Sinek on What, Why, Trust, and Technology

I have been thinking a lot about leadership and motivation recently. One of the leading authorities in this field is Simon Sinek, he has given a number of very popular talks about How Great Leaders Inspire Action and Why Leaders Eat Last. Simon speaks very simply about leadership, in a way that many of us ...

10 Insights by Nick Leeson on Risk, Failure and Success 1

Today I attended a AccessPay event at the Barbican Centre in the heart of the City of London. There were some interesting presentations from SWIFT, Barclays and Faster Payments. The highlight was the keynote speaker Nick Leeson, the infamous rouge trader who brought down Britain’s oldest merchant bank in 1995. Admittedly, I don’t know too ...

Help…I Need A Digital Strategy! 2

Mention the words “digital strategy” and people will immediately start nodding! Everyone loves the idea of a digital strategy. After all, the world around is increasingly becoming digitalised – from payments, banking, getting a taxi to ordering a coffee. There is an expectation that if you’re not digital you’re going to be eaten up by ...

Is The Silo Mentality Hindering Your Organisation? 3

Over the weekend I stumbled across an article Why the silo effect makes us stupid? by Gillian Tett. The article is an extract from the book, The Silo Effect and offers an insightful analysis into the area of silos and silo mentality. I’m no expert in this, but was amazed at some of the examples ...

An Example of Wearable Technology By Disney

I must admit I haven’t been won over by the whole wearable technology craze that seems to be gaining in momentum with various fitness devices and smart watches available on the market. In short, I just don’t get how wearable technology could help or benefit me. Wearable technology is seemingly complicated, pretty expensive, the alternative (typically a ...

Is Outsourcing Killing Innovation In Your Organisation…? 4

With all of the buzz and razzmatazz around fintech, I have been thinking about innovation quite a bit recently. Another prominent trend amongst many corporates is outsourcing – that is the process of moving some in-house functions to another company that specialises in that particular sector. There are clearly many advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing ...

Bilderberg Group 2015 Conference Infographic

Bilderberg Group 2015 Conference Infographic
I knew very little about the whole Bilderberg Group meetings, and so last week when the conference was being reported in the news I didn’t really know what it was all about. I did a google search and lo and behold came across all kinds of stuff. The Bilderberg group conference is an annual ‘private meeting’ ...

10 Effective Meeting Tips I Learnt During the SEPA Project

Before you say “oh no, not another post on effective meeting tips” – give me 5 minutes…. A friend sent me a YouTube video this week about A Conference Call in Real Life. Its one of those videos that has gone viral and highlights all of those funny scenarios that you and I have experienced ...