If, while you're reading this blog, one of your friends, family or business associates found themselves face to face with someone you would want to meet, would they know? Would they think of you, recognise the connection, understand why and know what to say?
What we need to tackle now is making the infrastructure and cultural change that will make growth and long-term development easier and more achievable for start-ups and micro businesses.
The calls for banking reform are growing. About time. The big crash was more than five years ago. Since then we've had Libor rate-fixing, bonuses for failed financiers, massive fines for malpractices by leading banks, mis-sold PPI, interest rate swaps, fraud, money-laundering and tax dodging. Scandal after scandal. Are we mugs or masochists? Why do we put up with it? The rot has got to stop.
There's a reason why 'Where's Wally' is so effective and enduringly popular. The human brain is evolved to use colour, shapes and patterns as catalysts for cognitive recognition. These originally enabled us to spot threats in the environment; now they enable us to spot trends and sequences in charts more easily.
I write this in a gloomy hotel in the South Street Seaport district of New York, an area still not recovered from the battering by Hurricane Sandy. T...
Leonard Cheshire was one of the youngest commanding officers 617 Squadron ever had and one of the most decorated pilots of the conflict. The experiences he had during the war changed his life - and quite literally has transformed the lives of thousands of disabled people across the world.
Whether you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest or not, it's hard to downplay the strength of a competition that has held the attention of a continent for nearly 60 years.
In an age when next day delivery is now commonplace M&S is certainly seen to be lagging behind the likes of online retailer Amazon. But when compared to a traditional 'high street' retailers it is still deficient.
'Tax haven' may increasingly be a term of abuse but for multinationals, they remain extremely popular places to have subsidiaries. With their low tax rates and high secrecy, their financial benefits outweigh their reputational risks.
There are all sorts of positive reasons why the UK shouldn't leave the European Union: the freedoms afforded its citizens, the commitment to international co-operation, the environmental benefits it brings, the workers' rights it requires, the international status membership affords the UK, and so on.
With the job market becoming more competitive, with fewer jobs for graduates than before, many employers often demand good work experience over qualifications - even for their graduate training schemes.
This eclectic city must overcome a number of obstacles if it's to challenge established startup zones and communities in Israel and the US, while also fending off competition for its European crown from Berlin.
A revolution has happened and over the last decade increasingly many undergraduates want something different. We want to start our own businesses - inevitably small at first, but hopefully large one day.
This is a sphere of thinking, which too many companies still completely ignore, when putting together their communications strategy. Maybe, this is because it is beyond the lexicon of traditional marketing. However, in a digital, web enabled world, it is probably the single biggest aspect to contemplate.
To manage one's ego takes awareness, humility, discipline, an element of self-monitoring and courage. Yes, courage, because we must be brave enough to confront our ego. Only then can we successfully transcend its manipulative grip. For me, when I sense the emergence of my ego, I visualize a deeply rich red flag, waving.
Bang! Accenture goes and buys a design firm and suddenly there's Big Magma in the air. AdLand's cosy world has been seriously shaken this time. Boom! The venerable observer Ad Age warns AdLand: "Look Out: Accenture's Invading Your Turf in a Bigger Way Than Ever."