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Hannah Whittaker

January 26, 2012 in Motivation

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The Objective Standpoint- Key to Doing and Delivering?

UK politics is all too wrapped up in rants and raves- have we forgotten how crucial objectivity is to achieving our goals?

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January 25, 2012 in Communication, News, PLM

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Why is Packaging important? Ask Lana Del Rey’s record company

This week I’ve been doing some training on a PLM system and one of the areas that we cover in the course is “Why is packaging important?”

This reminded me of an article about Lana Del Rey and how some creative repackaging has changed her fortunes from a 'run of the mill' singer songwriter to an artist to watch for in 2012.

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Dani Maxton

January 24, 2012 in Motivation

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Do you want to be told what to believe or believe what your told?!

Google have recenlty been under fire for promoting their secondary services via search and is currently under investigation by the European competition authorities for alleged monopoly abuse. They have introduced a search update in America called 'search plus your World' which means users will see more links to Google+ when they do generic web searches. In a recent blog post Google wrote 'Starting today if you search for a topic like music or baseball you might see prominent people who frequently discuss this topic on Google+ appearing on the right hand side of the results page'

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Do you wear the horns of destiny? Gong Xi Fa Cai & Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Innovative in spirit, Monkeys get a helping hand in 2012 from the Year of the Dragon. Opportunities for growth are many and doing things for the general good of those around is recommended. Research/study and taking on activities to push their own personal growth will be on the anvil and prove exciting. With a taste for adventure and their love of partying, Monkeys will be wearing their social hats, throwing many a swanky do or taking trips around the world.

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Hannah Whittaker

January 19, 2012 in Innovation, Sustainability

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Living Forever: What’s the Secret to Business Longevity?

What is the secret to survival? How to avoid becoming just another high-street tombstone? It's about lessons learnt, picking up some Japanese know-how, and using your innovation toolbox

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Big Society

How can we really engage with the ‘Big Society’?

No matter how much I try to engage with it, I find it difficult to be enthusiastic about modern politics. Just reading political headlines or watching Question Time irritates me as I am faced with ‘career politicians’ who seem more interested in sniping at their opponents than anything else. If I don't believe in what they are saying, how can I engage in the 'Big Society'?

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Dani Maxton

January 17, 2012 in Economy, Innovation, Leadership, Motivation

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Are you a budding Entrepreneur? Make tomorrows headlines about you!

Wouldn't it be great if negative headlines changed to Britain shows the highest increase in new start-up businesses during 2012 or economy strengthened by fearless British entrepreneurs - Don't fear what is happening to other Companies see it as an opportunity to create your own niche.

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Was the Iron Lady so unique no-one will follow?

Margaret Thatcher is still a polarising figure, worshipped and reviled, sometimes by the same people. People who emerge from the masses and become figures that make such a difference to the world because of their actions (good and bad) fascinate me. Why them? What did they do to get such attention and influence? Of course in reflection, was that a good thing or bad?

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