Bob Morrell on October 24, 2019

This week has been brilliant. I am approaching a significant birthday and certainly enjoying the lead up!

During the week several people have really made me smile. One was a flight...

Jeremy Blake on October 3, 2019

This follows my previous Blog following my trip to see a terrific revival of Arthur Miller’s play.  See https://www....

Bob Morrell on October 1, 2019

It was once observed by a comedian that ‘many people work in the dullest jobs and as if that wasn’t painful enough, we now expect them to enjoy their jobs as well!’

So much of L&D...

Jeremy Blake on September 24, 2019

A cautionary tale and how you can use this true story to make your teams more profitable straight away.

Retaining customers or winning new ones requires skills that some firms are investing...

Bob Morrell on August 19, 2019

As a father of two teenagers, I do sometimes worry that we’re creating a generation of people who lack genuine empathy with their fellow human beings. Interactions that we take for granted, like...

Bob Morrell on August 19, 2019

There’s a famous scene in ‘Peep Show’ where two of the characters, Mark and Super-Hans are at a country pub, trying to get a late-night cab back to their hotel. Mark is on the phone to the taxi...

Jeremy Blake on August 12, 2019
  1. You’re not as famous as your ego might tell you.

I went to see Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic recently. It had a strong cast of leads with Wendell Pierce and Sharon D....

Jeremy Blake on August 8, 2019

If you are someone who likes to keep a toe in the world of work but also wants a book that helps you in all parts of your life, then let me recommend two people to you.

The reason I say...

Bob Morrell on May 24, 2019

Today is yet another historic day in the history of Brexit. Another delay, another leader? And more discussion, division, uncertainty and stagnation. We’re a country...

Bob Morrell on September 3, 2018

If you’ve never spent a day at an auction, you should. It’s a lesson in the art of...

Jeremy Blake on September 3, 2018

More magazines are sold in September than any other month of the year. After the summer people look to the future and want to...

Bob Morrell on September 3, 2018

So I watched the web like a hawk for some months, looking for a fridge freezer – right make,...

Jeremy Blake on August 31, 2018

Do you know if you make a noise when you are considering a proposition?

What if you were told the price of something you were looking to buy?

Would you make a noise then?

If...

Jeremy Blake on July 17, 2018

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, AI and so on goes the voiceover introduction of the Amazon Go Video, click...

Jeremy Blake on July 16, 2018

In 1993 I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, that much is true....... Alright, a waiter, in Café Boheme in Soho where I had moved from behind the bar making cocktails. I had...

Jeremy Blake on June 28, 2018

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Bob Morrell on June 11, 2018

Yet another retailer is going to the wall with over 5000 jobs lost! This is another tragedy where retailers are putting concept over capability. The idea of a pound shop should be so simple; fill...

Bob Morrell on June 7, 2018

So House of Fraser is to close some stores in order to stay afloat. This is very sad news coming as it does after so many other retail brands who have suffered at the hands of changing habits....

Jeremy Blake on May 22, 2018

It is said that Mothercare has a 25% market share in buggys and cots and larger items. Yet in their own statement they now make 43% of their sales online.

What this says to me is that their...

Jeremy Blake on March 26, 2018

With the changing of the clocks, overnight we are handed an extra hour of daylight. The question is what are you going to do with it?

In the Nordics this is the beginning of seasons where...