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Fundamentals

Seven Fundamentals

The recent Global Financial Crisis has seen some businesses struggle, or even perish, whilst others flourished.  Some key lessons on operating business in tough times emerged.  These lessons are shared and explored from a practitioner’s viewpoint in this article.

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Risking Tiger

Risking Tiger

Tiger Wood’s recent problems are not just personal in nature.  For his sponsors, including Accenture and Nike, Tiger’s widely publicized domestic scandal represents a significant risk to their brands; a risk they have mitigated in very different ways. Accenture recognized…

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Pragmatics

Pragmatic Management

The most difficult aspect of the pragmatic approach to management is its simplicity. It appears blatantly obvious, and for some readers there may be a sense of ‘Your telling me to suck eggs’. Yet, it is keeping this practical perspective…

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Blue Sky Cowboy

Zealots and Cowboys

Pragmatism (prag’ma-tiz’im) is defined as a practical, matter-of-fact way of approaching or assessing situations or of solving problems. It is also one of the most difficult things to achieve when working to promote ‘Best Practice’ and emphasizing the need to…

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