Category Archives: Good Management

#17 Talented arseholes CAN run companies better than non-arseholes*

*they’d better be pretty bloody talented though! Look! A new blog post! Crickey, that’s been a while then… The last 9 months has been a real whirlwind roller-coaster (is that possible?). It contained some of the lowest lows of my … Continue reading

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What Kraft holes!

Kraft are moving a few key Cadbury jobs to Switzerland so as to avoid paying the UK treasury £60 million in corporation taxes, which is exactly what they did last year with Kraft’s own UK management, so it should have come as no … Continue reading

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Roll of honor

I’m fairly realistic about humans and the things they do, on the whole. I don’t expect much from society and I am seldom disappointed. I try and keep abreast of the latest developments in human selfishness and depravity as, in … Continue reading

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A review of Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert I Sutton PhD

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would shortly be writing a review of Bob Sutton’s new book Good Boss, Bad Boss. Well, the book arrived, I read it and here’s the review: Robert I. Sutton, PhD is … Continue reading

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Exciting upcoming book review.

As my more regular readers will be aware, I am a long-standing fan of Bob Sutton’s wisdom on all things management. I have a strong interest in being a good manager (someday) and I find his advice is often more … Continue reading

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Blog Wisdom (Blodom?)

I often refer to Bob Sutton’s management blog as it is a frequent source of wisdom. Today is no exception, the only difference being one of his commenters also came up with a saying I rather like. Will Lichtig: “The … Continue reading

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Management

I was taken by this cartoon from Bob Sutton. It says it all really.

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Strong Beliefs Weakly Held

It is well known amongst psychologists that human beings are inordinately and irrationally fond of their own ideas, even after they have been roundly disproved. It’s at its most ugly in global warming and other debates where denialists are to … Continue reading

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Personal Branding

As promised, my thoughts on personal branding 2.0: Personal branding has been around for a decade now. Briefly, it is the idea that you are your own brand and, if you pay attention to the impression you are giving at … Continue reading

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A nugget from Bret Simmons

I am having a lovely time on holiday at home, but as I’m mostly just travelling round the country seeing friends and having them travel around the country to see me, there isn’t much to post about. While we’re waiting … Continue reading

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