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If I was to dig out old school reports, I am certain they would be peppered with the word ‘disruptive’, because I was. What sweet irony that I’ve made a living from being disruptive all these years later. Bower and Christensen first coined the phrase ‘Disruptive Technologies’ in the Harvard Business Review back in 1995…

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It’s good to have friends that know you. Friends that don’t humour you by agreeing to come to your boring hotel pool and jacuzzi but instead go ahead and plan an open water swim in the WhatsApp group despite the howling winds and lashing rain. Friends that know, before you know, that you’ll never turn down…

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I’ve been known to dabble in a bit of PR and I’ve come to the conclusion that sales people have a terrible nose for a story. I was involved in one of those marketing by committee (let’s cc everyone not in marketing for their marketing input) regarding a request for editorial submissions and to be quite…

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I interview at least one person per working day and I’m not a recruiter. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “Research your Research Options” where I forbid you to limit your research activities to the humble survey.  Today, I’m asking you to consider using the not so humble interview for way more…

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There was a time when lunch vouchers were considered a perk and you were really on the pig’s back getting your entire family covered on your company health insurance but the post on NBC news about Apple and Facebook paying for female employees to freeze their eggs has to be the most revolting talent attraction /…

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It has been rough reading, listening and viewing over the past week. We learned of a mass grave of 800 children who were literally dumped into a septic tank and then last night’s repeat of the excellent Prime Time investigates documentary, Anatomy of a Scandal, told us about illegal medical trials conducted on vulnerable infants by highly revered medical…

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I was fed a line recently. I wonder did the author stop midway through the sentence and feel ashamed of the words they were spinning to someone seeking their help? Did they reflect with an “oh dear, I know this is absolute rubbish and be of no value,” but just go ahead and press send?…

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