Chris Hirst

Narrow Immigration Debate Threatens Depth of London's Diverse Talent Pool

Chris Hirst | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Hirst

It's well over 20 years since John Major, then the British Prime Minister, expressed his reverence for a country of "shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and old maids bicycling through the morning mist".

Playing It Safe Is the Biggest Risk of All

Chris Hirst | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

We need to redefine the very notion of what 'taking a risk' or 'being brave' actually constitutes. Indeed, you can argue that brands need to get things wrong from time to time in order to learn, a hypothesis brilliantly laid out by Tim Harford in his book 'Adapt - why success must begin with failure'.

Don't Just Talk About Change - Do It Now

Chris Hirst | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

At the end of last year, I posted a blog about the 'Open' culture we've cultivated at Grey, and how this culture change programme has supercharged our...

In Dark Times Culture Change Holds the Key to Growth

Chris Hirst | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Chris Hirst

More than five years into recession, the global financial crisis shows no sign of abating. Just last week, the IMF announced a combined cut in UK growth predictions greater than that of any other country.

Team Sky Is a Lesson to Us All

Chris Hirst | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport
Chris Hirst

We are in the middle of a celebrity endorsement tsunami; never in the field of brand marketing has so much been endorsed to so many by so few. To walk London's streets right now is to be introduced to a bewildering array of sports and sports stars; Sunday magazines display their chiseled bodies and ghost-written autobiographies sit in their millions waiting to be shipped.

Business as Usual: Bankers, MPs and the Culture of the Norm

Chris Hirst | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK
Chris Hirst

When the history of 2010 is written, two apparently unconnected events will hog the headlines, bankers' bonuses and MPs' expenses.