135. In 3 – No. 8 The key takeaways from our meeting with Daniel Susskind – author of “A World Without Work”

We have brigaded the numerous takeaways under 3 main headings: The Context Daniel wrote A WORLD WITHOUT WORK: People need to take the threat seriously People need to understand that their contribution to society will change In 1950, machines could perform 100,000 (or 10⁵) computations per second; in 2000 that figure was 1,000,000,000,000. And technology […]

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131. My takeaways from our exclusive interview with Naomi Bagdonas, a Stanford School of Business Professor, executive coach, and co-author of “Humour, Seriously” on 9th February 2021

Every month we meet a top drawer author and put them through their paces. This month it was the turn of Naomi Bagdonas and below are my takeaways from our one hour session with her. Naomi presented brilliantly and with expert moderation from Blaire Palmer we got a whole load of anecdotes. But here’s the […]

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104. An Open Letter Signed A Millenial

I am not going to do it just to help you get a new Merc … I come from the baby boomer end of the generational spectrum and have always been fascinated by the different approaches to work taken by different generations – sometimes bordering on, what to me, seems a totally alien and different […]

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100. Coaching For A Successful Exit

In this guest article by Jan Bowen-Nielsen we look at how a business coach can help you prepare both you and your business for exit and support you through the process. Business growth In my previous two articles for Tectona I looked at the value of having a business coach to help you develop a […]

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96. Coaching for a successful growth strategy

In this guest article by Jan Bowen-Nielsen we look at how a business coach can help you develop a successful growth strategy. Untapped potential Are you seeing some great unfulfilled growth potential for your business, but struggling to realise it? Is your team pulling in different directions and not prioritising their efforts well? Are you […]

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95. How to motivate and retain key staff

Setting the Scene When business owners are asked if they intend to bring key staff into the company shareholding fold, the response is often along the lines of: “No, I was going to see them right when the deal gets done.” This response is wrong, or at least short-sighted, on several levels. A business with […]

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