Author: Kevin Harrington

Scientific Wild Arsed Guess

I love tripping over fun acronyms I’ve not heard before. Scientific Wild Arsed Guess, SWAG, this is ideal for those situations when someone can’t bring themselves to come up with an opening estimate, even though they’re the best-placed person to

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Help me translate this gobbledygook

Ages ago someone asked me if I knew what this meant: football in the new era… Fans drive loyalty and loyalty is rewarded on the pitch. Success drives growth and growth drives ambition . Unfortunately Fans are customers and most

My business rules (draft) for the year

Don’t deal with tossers – there are enough great people about to work with You’ll always overestimate what can be achieved in 3 months. You’ll always dramatically underestimate what can be achieved in 3 years Create the story – people

Nothing sells like a sell-out

Years ago, I said, “Nothing sells like a sell-out.” This was an observation that demand for stock items was always lower than for out of stock products. There is some compelling logic behind this; if all vendors are out of stock,

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Attention seeking…we should listen

There is a good article on The Guardian website about the modern crisis of attention-seeking, jihadists and loneliness. Have a look >>> The Guardian. It offered lots of information. It didn’t set out to offer strategies to deal with any of

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Awards presentation advice

Here’s the man to be hosting an awards ceremony. Some great and somewhat obvious advice from Jack Whitehall.

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Work harder, not smarter

“We need people to work harder, not smarter,” was the recommendation I received from a boss once. I’m pleased to say I left him working harder.

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