Tag Archives: Business Growth

What makes a great CEO? Ask Steve Ballmer.

The balmy days of August were livened up, corporately speaking, with Steve Ballmer’s announcement that he would step down as CEO of Microsoft sometime in 2014. The race begins to find the individual who will take on this epic leadership … Continue reading

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Top 10 UK Business Predictions for 2013

1. There’ll be a bit of an economic recovery. According to the European Commission the UK will be the fastest growing, major European economy in 2013 with a forecast growth rate of 0.9%, compared to a contraction of 0.3% this … Continue reading

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What can a Dove teach you about Leadership?

The late Teddy Kollek was Mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993 and for a while had a photograph on his office desk of a man with a Dove on his head, seemingly standing in mid air over the city. … Continue reading

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Product adoption – the impossible challenge?

Being an urban dweller for many years has brought its benefits. I am occasionally woken, however, around 4.30am by a milkman with customers nearby, followed by a newsagent, admittedly an hour or so later. During the day the neighbourhood resonates … Continue reading

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1 million users! How did you do that?

It’s interesting to note the speed with which the hottest start-ups reach the 1 million user mark. Business Insider recently compiled a list of the 15 fastest companies to achieve this milestone. Presumably it’s not a definitive global list given … Continue reading

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Lead people, manage things……count cash.

When I think about the challenges a CEO, MD or GM faces running a company, division or business unit it is perhaps surprising that any are successful. After all, so much needs to go right. There are many “things” to … Continue reading

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Start-ups prepare to set a course for AWESOME

Facebook launched in 2004 and filed its IPO S-1 registration document last week enabling start-up CEOs, management teams, VCs, industry experts and commentators to pore over its numbers. Much has been said about the anticipated valuation, within the $75bn-$100bn range, … Continue reading

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