Posts Tagged 'leadership'

Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

Better Startups? Bring back the Grand Tour

The great country houses of Britain are full of beautiful art from other countries, but the UK’s great technology clusters have to paint their own. It is time to start thinking ahead and to put this right because successful startups are the masterpieces of today. Technology is the artefact of our time.

For 200 years up to around 1840 it was customary for well heeled young men to set off from Britain on a Grand Tour around Europe in search of ...

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Live with passion

Live with passion

So I managed to fit in a single day’s skiing last Sunday.
Nothing very remarkable about that, you might think, until you learn that I haven’t skied for 20 years despite it being one of my passions in life. The reason for this (previously) sad state of affairs is a long story but the Lesson Learned was as obvious as the skis on my feet: if you have a passion in life, in business or in pleasure, then don’t let ...

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Ready, Fire, Aim: pharma’s diagnosis-free growth strategy

Ready, Fire, Aim: pharma’s diagnosis-free growth strategy

So the global pharma and biotech industry still has a pipeline problem: cost per new drug is sky rocketing, volume of new approvals continues to decline, and the influx of likely looking discovery assets is but a trickle. Meanwhile the industry continues to do what it has always done (i.e. implement new team re-structuring or budget allocation ideas), and get what it has always got.

Ready, Fire, Aim?

We still seem to know remarkably little about the drivers governing this pattern. The ...

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#LessonLearned

#LessonLearned

We have been doing a bit of an experiment on Twitter – the 140 character phenomenon that has somehow catapulted itself in to all our marketing activities.

I have always been interested in the knowledge of crowds so we decided to ask all our Followers (for the non-Twitterati that means ‘people who sign up to hear what we have to say on Twitter’) for one key lesson that they have learned – in business or indeed in life – that entrepreneurs ...

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