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Brand Is As Brand Does

Only Connect “Only connect! That was her whole sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.” Howard’s End, E.M. Forster 1910 Writing at the turn of the twentieth century, the novelist E.M. Forster, saw a society […]


Democratic Enterprise

The Democratic Enterprise: liberating your business with freedom, flexibility and commitment Lynda Gratton The recent announcement from the MIT Sloan Management Review that Lynda Gratton, along with her co-author, Andrew Scott, were recipients of the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for their article on ‘The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives’ prompted me to revisit a book […]


Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth As part of this year’s summer reading, I picked up a copy of Kate Raworth’s bestselling Doughnut Economics. Part of its allure, along with its reference to a large, sticky cake, was that it was an economics book written by a woman. […]


That’s not fair!

Fairness, I think it’s fair to say, is a difficult concept to neatly pin down – yet it is a much used word (not least by my two teenage daughters)! The dictionary defines fairness as ‘impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination’. But ask a random group of people to say what […]