Between World War I and World War II saw the development of one of the world’s most formidable fighting forces. It was an army with 4,000 senior commanders. It was the German Wehrmacht. If I was a soldier in the British or Russian Army at that time…

(Or - why I chose to work here) I'm 4 months into a new job. The culture was a big draw for me. When we talk about our culture we’re talking about a shared way of doing things. Is it is the glue that helps us to collaborate and do something meanin…

I wasn’t planning on jumping into the lake. Standing on the shore afterwards, I was surprised how warm I felt. It was a cold October day and it was drizzling. My feet were grounded on the stony shore and the icy rush that I had felt only a minute…

In the last year I've been reading and I've come out the other side with a profound change in my understanding of why the human world is how it is, why we do what we do and how we make decisions. We're more connected as a species than we've ever been…

At some point in life, you're going to need to negotiate. Whether it's buying a used car, a house, agreeing a salary for a new job, buying (or selling) software or agreeing terms with an investor, negotiation will come your way whether you like it…

Which start up founder gave us this advice? The clear vision is important - then you keep pressing on, or indecision takes place. Of course you have to be prepared to change plans - it's a balance. Be inflexible and drive on into trouble, be a dith…

As a teenager I couldn't quite get my head around business terminology. Words like operations, marketing, supply chain and procurement meant nothing to me. It seemed that business was complicated. My Mum was a Pharmacist and my Dad an Electrical E…

The practical difference between the two categories, risk and uncertainty, is that in the former the distribution of the outcome in a group of instances is known (either through calculation a priori or from statistics of past experience), while in…

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