Category Archives: creative destruction

If the future of work is automation, what is the future of management?

I have been wrestling with this question for a few months. I have been interested in the way automation is changing work and what it means for the future of work. Some of my essays over the past years have … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom on turning 30

On New Year’s Day, Silvia Spiva asked me to offer some words of wisdom to two friends who were turning 30 this year. I was surprised, yet honoured to be asked. I don’t consider myself to be particularly wise or … Continue reading

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Is quality or timeliness the key to FOIA success?

Is quality or timeliness the key to FOIA success? If you work with freedom of information, you face an eternal debate: is it better to have a lower quality response on time or a complete response that is overdue. In … Continue reading

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Why change Management is hard: sometimes you have to make the bricks

When people talk about change management, they often focus on large issues, like strategy, vision, and culture.  All of these are important to setting the goals for the change management programme.  Yet, what is often overlooked is the mechanics of … Continue reading

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5 Reasons why Tim Cook cannot save Apple

Tim Cook has received a large amount of attention for his deft handling of the post-Steven Jobs era at Apple. He has produced excellent financial results and his approach while a contrast to Jobs, presents an important continuity for the … Continue reading

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Three reasons why Apple will disappear by 2020: What Machiavelli tells us about managing Apple’s future.

Apple is changing with Steven Jobs stepping down from his current CEO role to become Chairman of the Board.  In doing so, he presents Apple with a challenge and one that all companies have to face.  How do you replace … Continue reading

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