So you’re running an ethical agency. A criminal organisation posing as a listed company – let’s call them Belgian Australian Tobacco – approaches you. “We fund an ‘anti-smoking education programme’ along with some of our other friends. But the challenge is that it’s not as easy to find us on the web as it is […]
Shall we sell something new?
Are new services the answer to your growth ambitions? In every engagement I have with consulting or agency CEOs, we always hit the question of “Should we start to offer xyz service?” when we talk strategy or growth. It could be to break through a plateau, to grow faster, or in response to an opportunity. […]
What if growth isn’t the strategy?
Could your strategy be not to double your business / kill the opposition / become the biggest / ….. ? I was given an interesting dilemma by a CEO who I once worked with. He’d done the work with his leadership team to bring control to their operations – the first layer of our Build […]
“We create wealth on Capitalist principles and distribute it on Marxist ones”
“Create wealth like a Capitalist, distribute it like a Marxist.” Here’s what that looks like… Simon Biltcliffe believes that Capitalism is a great way to create wealth, but is terrible at distributing it. And Marxism can’t create wealth for toffee, but has great principles for distributing it. Adjust for externalities, and there you have the […]
Empowerment and Response in a Time of Recession and Volatility
It’s tough to make decisions and run a business with the volatility we’ve got going on around us, but there’s one business priority at the highest level which I think those of us running SMEs should keep focussed on. Watching politics at the help of the UK right now, you can’t help but feel that […]