London Business School

Co-operative ownership might just be the best kept secret in the business world. A co-operative is a business, but a different kind of business: one which shares ownership among the people closest to it...
Ignore the cynical business bashing by politicians playing to a gallery that is not listening. Smart voters know that entrepreneurship and innovation fuel greater national and personal prosperity. As do most business leaders who believe that Britain has been great for business, despite five decades of boom and bust.
Competence is more than intelligence - it also includes political skills, such as social astuteness, networking ability, sincerity and interpersonal influence. And warmth can be understood as likeability. These reactants are on the left hand side and the product on the right is your reputation.
I recently attended a conference held by the London Business School, focussing on Corporate Sustainability. The conference was interesting because it looked specifically at the future of corporate sustainability and the importance of innovation in achieving this.
We will have to face the fact that the world is changing rapidly and the way we produce, transmit and consume energy must keep pace and become more customer focused.