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      July 10, 2015

      Unexpected support

      When I was 23 years old, I finished the first draft of my manuscript; a 450+ page thriller. It was at this point that I...

    2. March 22, 2015

      Stop waiting for the muse to arrive and make something new

      Creativity is popularly associated with the tortured genius in thrall to a muse who strikes with dramatic moments of...

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    1. January 12, 2015

      The volunteer spirit that binds a team more than cash

      If you have room left in your 2015 diary, then volunteer. If you feel overwhelmed by work — the main reason UK citizens...

    2. December 9, 2014

      Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Cultural Centre, Hong Kong — review

      In a year of aggressive anniversary celebrations — the Hong Kong Philharmonic has celebrated its 40th, the Cultural...

    3. November 17, 2014

      Radical change that starts with small steps at big companies

      Gary Hamel still talks and writes with the passion of a revolutionary. In a recent blogpost, the management writer...

    4. November 12, 2014

      Guten Tag in Wien Herr Direktor

      “Why should I buy a GM car?” The deep and heavily accented voice emerged from a squawk box. The question was addressed,...

    5. October 14, 2014

      Nice v nasty: which workplace is better?

      There are two extremes of corporate culture: the hard-driving, aggressive category; and the warm, open-hearted type....

    6. July 27, 2014

      Business schools try to broaden their horizons

      While building Lego skyscrapers is not usually on the MBA agenda, students at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of...

    7. Business Blog

      June 18, 2014

      Chilling management logic behind Isis's annual terror reports

      Isis infographic detailing attacks by type (Institute for the Study of War) Chilling though it is to read how the...

    8. Business Blog

      May 14, 2014

      The next frontier for innovation: learning when to stop innovating

      Clayton Christensen: straight talking on complex ideas about innovation Photo: Bloomberg And still they come. The...

    9. March 10, 2014

      If only Plato were running Barclays

      What is the right income level for bosses of the world’s largest companies? Greek philosopher Plato is said to have...

    10. March 6, 2014

      For ‘Big Data,’ homogeneity is a pipe dream

      The hardest thing to change in any organisation is the culture. Or as Peter Drucker famously put it: culture eats...

    11. Business Blog

      November 12, 2013

      Clay Christensen's 'Gwyneth Paltrow' moment

      (Photo: Bloomberg) Who knew management gurus could be so noisy – or so emotional? Gather business academics together in...

    12. July 8, 2013

      Managerial techniques remade in China

      When Huawei’s new handset manufacturing complex opens in 2016 at Songshan Lake in southern China, it will include a...

    13. June 13, 2013

      The management revolution

      Modern management was a discovery, rather than an invention. As Henry Mintzberg, the writer and academic, puts it:...

    14. June 13, 2013

      Management

      Peter Drucker, who did more than most to promote the study of modern management, once pointed out that when Karl Marx’s...

    15. April 1, 2013

      Killing projects is the hardest innovation

      Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca’s new chief executive, has just laid out a new strategy to “focus, accelerate and transform”...

    16. March 10, 2013

      A good engineer who knows his own limits

      At the start of this century the journalist Bob Woodward anointed Alan Greenspan as “the symbol of American economic...

    17. February 24, 2013

      Schools think too narrowly on entrepreneurship

      Growth is the top concern of corporate executives, economic developers and government officials desperately trying to...

    18. October 26, 2012

      Financial tomes

      Jack Covert remembers the moment he became aware of a publishing phenomenon. It was in the early 1980s, at the downtown...

    19. June 25, 2012

      Little progress made in management research

      After decades researching and teaching management, business schools have added surprisingly little to our knowledge...

    20. May 14, 2012

      Innovating innovation

      Every year PwC surveys large, top-performing companies to gain insight about what drives their decisions to innovate....

    21. April 29, 2012

      Tesco stock is cheap but not necessarily a buy

      Every now and then, the mood of the market can be exemplified by a single stock. One such case today, it appears to me,...

    22. April 2, 2012

      Bringing management lessons to Buddha

      In Japan, where on-the-job training is often valued more than academic qualifications, an MBA is not an obvious step to...

    23. February 8, 2012

      Tale of a management guru as superhero

      Publishers and authors have done everything possible to ensure time-poor businesspeople can “read” business books...

    24. January 30, 2012

      Bark with bite

      Academics succeed if their names are linked to one important idea that outlives them. Professor Theodore Levitt’s name...

    25. October 10, 2011

      Is it time for a Nobel prize for managers?

      That’s it for another year. Monday’s award of the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Thomas...

    26. October 10, 2011

      The importance of creating and keeping a customer

      “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer,” Peter Drucker, the legendary management guru, once said. No...

    27. January 10, 2011

      How much will you pay? The growing culture of consulting for money

      “Excuse me, professor, but I need you to teach six sessions on a programme for chief executives. “How much will I pay...

    28. January 3, 2011

      The management gurus due for a review

      Whatever economic trauma besets the rest of Japan, its pop culture never ceases to throw up surprises. The latest is a...

    29. September 17, 2010

      20 questions: Tom Peters, management guru

      Born in Baltimore in 1942 and residing in California (mainly Silicon Valley) from 1965-2000, Mr Peters and his wife now...

    30. August 30, 2010

      An old-fashioned view of hoarding

      Until the credit crunch struck, companies that hoarded cash were viewed as thoroughly idle. They were the indecisive...

    31. April 2, 2010

      To avoid a backlash, executives must act on pay

      Richard Lambert, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, drew attention this week to a very...

    32. January 25, 2010

      Stefan Stern: A flying start

      In his warmly-received new book How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, John Cassidy draws a distinction...

    33. January 20, 2010

      Have fools had too much influence?

      From Mr Bruce Page. Sir, Good to see Richard Lambert using Peter Drucker to correct Sir David Hare’s crude view of...

    34. January 20, 2010

      Conflict worthy of a dramatist’s pen

      From Dr Martin Smith. Sir, Richard Lambert, your distinguished predecessor and current director-general of the CBI, has...

    35. January 20, 2010

      We've given fools too much influence

      From Mr Bruce Page. Sir, Good to see Richard Lambert using Peter Drucker to correct Sir David Hare's crude view of...

    36. January 18, 2010

      Why David Hare is wrong about business

      Business is in some ways quite simple, it has clearly defined aims. The aim is to make money. So you have a measure...

    37. January 17, 2010

      Why David Hare is wrong about business

      Business is in some ways quite simple, it has clearly defined aims. The aim is to make money. So you have a measure...

    38. November 24, 2009

      Drucker's ideas stand the test of time

      In 1974, the New York Times reported that sales of Peter Drucker's latest book, Management: Tasks, Responsibilities,...

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