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Going Slow

Going Slow

“There is more to life than increasing its speed”, said Gandhi. It could have been different. Offices, pubs, restaurants closed. No commuting. A chance to unwind, chill out, reflect. And yet person after person I’ve spoken to has revealed that lockdown has been full on. Back-to-back calls. Fighting for survival or bracing through hypergrowth. The …

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Self-Driving

Self-Driving

I had a recurring dream when I was young. I was in the back seat of a car, going downhill, out of control, unable to stop. Sitting in a school hall one day, I finally decoded and banished my downhill dream. Despite the uniform, despite sitting and listening, despite being told to be quiet, I …

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The Online Business Embassy

The Online Business Embassy

Here’s an idea; The UK should open an Online Business Embassy as soon as possible. Here’s what it should have; 1) A regular showcases of British companies looking to go global. 2) A warm welcome for international business visitors including an embassy concierge service making introductions. 3) Plenty of opportunities to connect British companies with …

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Changes

Changes

Remember restaurants? Here’s a tip. Instead of asking the waiting staff “what do you recommend?”, try asking “what do you recommend, for someone who eats everything and is fairly hungry”. I guarantee the answers will be better. Too often, the simple “what do you recommend?” gets the answer “it depends what you like” or “it …

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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

As I boarded the train at Paddington, I suspected that I would be leaving London for some time. After four days of chairing two events, I put brochures, scripts and business cards into my backpack, and headed for home. That evening, I said over dinner that I thought that we should prepare for six months …

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