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Take It Easy On Yourself!

This is a favourite quote of mine by Melinda Gates, “when we invest in women and girls, we invest in the people who invest in everyone else”.

Related to this, I came across a blog post written by her a year or so ago which a struck a chord with me. It talked about the importance of also investing in yourself. Read more

Don’t Invest In Teamwork – The Answer Is Data Analysis, Isn’t It?

We live in an extraordinary age. Ever since the dawn of mathematics our world has sought to become ever more engineered. In this process we have accepted the need to collect more and more data. Data used to be kept in nice little packets however security specialists the world over have identified that users data is now stored asymmetrically on and off site and, indeed, listened to by Big Brother.  Read more

Which Would You Rather: Read A Manual Or Be An Apprentice?

I apologise now if you were looking for insights from either Alan Sugar or Donald Trump… that kind of apprentice has no place in this blog post. If you know the man above you are one of a select group, who I might have one or two things in common… Tomohiro Nishikado is known as the father of Space Invaders. Read more

The One Thing An HR Director Needs To Know In 2018

Have you read Steven Pinker’s book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature?

For decades much of the social sciences have subscribed to the theory that the mind is born as a blank slate. Therefore presuming it is without rules for processing data, a structure formed by experience through parenting, environment, socialising and culture. As with marketers, HR professionals have been basing human behaviours almost exclusively on cultural and marketplace factors and virtually ignoring the natural influences and the biology with which we are born. Read more

Introducing Change to an Established Team

Like many young upstarts fresh-faced out of university, my first taste of full time employment was on a rotational graduate scheme. As such a grad, every six months or so you find yourself whisked off to a new team, a new role, new challenges: all good stuff. Read more