We examine the present in light of the past
so as to better understand the future.
John Maynard Keynes

* With apologies to Karl von Clausewitz
3rd December 2015

Today sees the launch of my latest book, Management Consultancy, published by Routledge ( http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9781138798847/ ). It was a very interesting project to work More...

15th April 2015

A couple of years ago, the Financial Times ran an interesting story about the rising numbers of male senior executives – mostly in the USA, it should be said – who were embarking on courses More...

30th March 2015

Here’s an idea that will annoy a few people: the word ‘winning’ has no place in the world of business. That doesn’t seem right, does it? People talk about ‘winning’ More...

2nd March 2015

In The Republic, Plato explains how people can become so frightened of the world around them that they turn away from the world and reject it. He describes a group of people living in a cave, who believe More...

9th February 2015

What kills more companies than anything else? Lack of knowledge. Managers in those companies that fail will say otherwise, of course. They will blame the market, or their customers, or their More...


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Adi Gaskell commented on
Management Consultancy
5/12/2015

Pradee commented on
Oh, no, not another book on management!
27/3/2015

Laurie commented on
Another one bites the dust - reflecting on my new book on management failures
12/12/2014