The Wind of Change from Davos – towards Better Capitalism?

An interesting Davos panel chaired by Blodget, sponsored by Business Insider. I just wonder how many business leaders will heed and adapt! I have posted on social media about a week ago an article that Kimberley-Clark are laying off over 10% of their workforce due to low birth rates and cheaper competition (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/business/kimberly-clark-layoffs.html?smid=tw-share). Direct indicator […]

Baby Boomers, the social cannibals, should be culled….

 They are the reason for everything that is so wrong today! Am seriously pissed off realising at last the reason for all f…k ups in our world. To paraphrase Douglas Adams in his cosmic search for Life, Universe and Everything, it’s not a number, it’s this one generation. Or actually, it can be identified by […]

Working class saved the educated cowardly masses…? Yes, They Did!

Just a brief thought following the socio-political shock waves in US and Europe (some still pending): everybody’s talking about the global uprising of the working class – the blue collars that were bypassed by the technological revolution and can’t find their place in the new scheme of things. And I had this epiphany all of a […]

The “corporate mums” – do women impact the business world? Well….no!

  No, I don’t mean Marissa Mayer et al. Morning all. Just a new week’s reflection. Again, this new torrent of organisational/recruitment/HR articles in financial press. Again the same advice. Like the broken Swiss clock which nobody wants to mend. Yes, all written by the organisational/recruitment gurus, who predominantly seem to be ….female. Asking the […]

An organizational version of the Snow-White tale! In rhyme.

Mirror mirror on the wall Who’s the dumbest of them all? Who’s the biggest cheat and fad That mismanages budget? ……. Who’s the self-assured buffoon That behaves just like a goon Barking orders all around And the slaves can’t peep a sound ——– Cronies’ legions in  tow  Dark suits floating in row Hailing leader, lickimg boot […]

George W Bush II management principle – surround yourself with smarter than you people

Just a short managerial musing. Was talking to a prospective customer this morning – the ultimate decision maker (whom I am going to meet later today), aka owner of a successful medical equipment business. After the polite greeting chit-chat, I honestly (and bluntly) expressed my point of admiration for Dubya: the latter’s iron-clad self esteem and a healthy ego, […]

An Ode to Craze – re-evaluation of common management cliches

  The box is there We go nowhere We just can’t get it right . We crave the new We use the old  And do as we were told . We let the bricks That stacked inside Define and frame the fold . They squeeze your mind As they decide The boundaries of mold They crush your sense In […]