The Myth of Risk Management

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I’ve been reading this book and it certainly chimes with my own views of risk ie that:

  • You can’t avoid risks and it’s almost impossible to make an intiuitive assessment of any risk without some sort of structured process which opens your eyes to the real issues you need to take care of Keep Reading…
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You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

Sunday, September 21, 2008

As the world flirted with financial meltdown last week a song popped into my head. For once it wasn’t a Dylan song although he did make a cover version. It was a Joni Mitchell song from 1970 , called Big Yellow Taxi. She wrote it in Hawaii where she had seen a newly constructed parking lot diminish the iconic view of the distant green mountains. Hence the lyrics:

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone They paved paradise And put up a parking lot: Keep Reading…

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Strange things happen…..

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

…,when you get committed to something and make a big noise about it!

I said that one of my intentions in writing the book was to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK such that it became the envy of the world . A big game and one in which any one individual can only make a small difference. Keep Reading…

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Those whom the gods wish to destroy

Friday, July 11, 2008

The government is deeply unpopular and many put the blame on Gordon Brown and/or the global ecomony. I think there’s more to it. I think there are finally many chickens coming home to roost. Keep Reading…
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Money and Mouths

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So I write a book for entrepreneurs based on the idea that small companies can simply and cheaply use techniques that innovation leaders routinely use at vast cost. Techniques like customer insight, branding, culture, business planning, risk management , team building.

If you know what you are doing and use the best of modern technology I say you can get great benefit from doing things that were thought to be out of reach for small companies. Keep Reading…

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Why is St Ives best restaurant so quiet?

Monday, June 23, 2008

I really like St Ives in Cornwall. I first went there in the 1960s and it’s still relatively unspoilt and the stunning quality of the light still attracts numerous artists. Keep Reading…

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I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours

Friday, May 9, 2008

The official book launch is imminent. There have been some books available from late April and some reviews published already but the major bookshops should all be stocked by Monday and the marketing and PR campaign really starts then . Keep Reading…
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The Crowd Goes Wild!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Go and see the Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward in Old Compton Street. Keep Reading…
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The times they are a changin’

Monday, May 26, 2008

We had a lot of family staying over the weekend. When they had gone I amused myself by browsing some old family videos. The ones I looked at were from the 1960s. Keep Reading…

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Every Prime Minister needs a Willie

Monday, April 7, 2008

I used Margaret Thatcher to illustrate a point about leadership in the book . I was reminded of her famous quote (about cabinet colleague Willie Whitelaw) and with the book about to be published it made me wonder what every author needs?
Well evidently these days every author needs a web site and mine’s ready to roll now thanks to : Keep Reading…
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