Monthly Archives: November 2012

Is modern technology encouraging us to make rash judgements rather than develop lasting skills?

Last weekend I found an anomalous little snippet in the Sunday Times Style magazine that resonated with me so strongly that I’m going to repeat it here word for word.  (It’s unattributed as, although it appeared on @SallyBrampton’s Agony Aunt … Continue reading

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Is good communication the key to unlocking M&A value?

“Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are intended to create value for the merging organisations through, for example, increased financial strength, expanded market presence, new capabilities and improved efficiencies. Yet the majority of M&A transactions fail to produce the required results.” Discuss. … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of Twitter

As anyone who reads my blog regularly will know, I am ambivalent about the value of Twitter: see If I admit to “not getting” Twitter, does that make me enlightened or just a Luddite?.  However, I’m open to being convinced … Continue reading

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Lessons From Auntie

Some commentators deny that recent events at the Beeb constitute a crisis. The fact that these events call into question the organisation’s leadership and governance models, some of its key decision-making processes, not to mention the devastating impact on both … Continue reading

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Is Content Really King?

I, along with 120,000 others, have been following digital marketing consultant Jeff Bullas on Twitter. Yesterday (Sunday) my attention was caught by one of his (several, simultaneous) tweets: “Content is King … not Social Media”.  This statement particularly resonated with … Continue reading

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“Are we dancing to technology’s tune, or is it dancing to ours?”

This was the start of a very thought-provoking episode of Radio 4’s #DigitalHuman exploring “…whether we have all become techno-fundamentalists”. In previous posts I have explored the role of social media as part of today’s corporate communicator’s arsenal of resources.  … Continue reading

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