Secrets of being braver and finding your courage

How do you create the builders of tomorrow? This podcast was recorded at the Marketing Society’s Braver conference in London November 2018. In it I talk about how you work proactively to reduce the fear that is holding you back. How LEGO used its crisis to discover it’s purpose. And, how to actively move forward…

Winning by being a responsible business

How might brands lead the way and role model responsible business? Richard Straub, founder of the Peter Drucker Society Europe, brings together a great argument in this recent Harvard Business Review article.  ‘What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over,…

Are you a woman? Increase the diversity of your networks.

The most precious gift we can give one another is our time. Time for conversations, reflection, advice, and sparring. We learn as much about ourselves as we do about each other when we take the time to listen. But those transformational conversations don’t happen when we are in a rush. They happen as a result…

How to scale value creation by building eco-systems

Can ecosystems be engineered or are they by default out of control of individuals? Can companies be founded on the explicit intent to nurture ecosystems of value creation? How do you counter disruption and turn it into a force for company growth rather than a ticking time-bomb of eventual corporate demise? From brands to ecosystems The opportunity…

Value creation in the age of the empowered consumer

Power is changing hands. Connectivity is changing how we communicate, the kinds of products we find valuable and the services that we prefer. For a long time audiences chose a product not because it was superior, but because the switching costs were too high. Users were ‘locked in’ – not because of active choice, but because of the…