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It’s Never Too Late for a Leap Year!

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Let’s face it unless you received an interesting proposal we’d all probably be forgiven for failing to notice that 2020 was also memorable for being a Leap Year, I certainly didn’t notice. The next official one is of course almost another 4 years away but how nice would it be to be able to turn the clocks back and magically …

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Mary Poppins versus The End of The World?

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Like me, you may have noticed during the Covid-19 pandemic a sudden and not so subtle increase in the number of programmes on TV or stories in the media that have what can best be described as a gory theme. Whether it’s stories about catching a murderer or not catching him (or her) until its too late, about drug lords …

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Combative or Collaborative, what will the next decade look like?

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To keep my finger on the pulse, and as an ex Market Researcher, I can’t resist answering the occasional behavioural survey or questionnaire much beloved by psychologists and FMCG Marketers everywhere. A frequent topic of late during the Covid-19 crisis has been questions around the extent to which in future I may prefer to give my custom to brands or …

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Google Glass……they’ve broken the mould but not the idea

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The Internet has been alive with news that Google has abandoned its ambitious Google Glass project and the general consensus seems to be a degree of gloating that the online mega-giant has failed. Whilst we are not known for being big fans of Google (by that we mean its business practices, there is of course no denying it’s a damned …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 12

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Well it’s the final week and a showdown between our original 5:1 favourite Mark from Australia and 10:1 dark horse Bianca, who has performed strongly of late. The task this week is actually to start off the very businesses Lord Sugar is going to back – aided by expert opinion plus a handful of other candidates returning to help out …

Time to get off Putins case?

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Whether or not you believe claims that President Vladimir Putin could be the world’s richest man, albeit through hidden wealth, it’s no secret that the people of Russian are going to be suffering considerable hardships following the decline in Ruble values. OK, so Putin won’t need to cry into his rye bread and sausage breakfast at every % decline, but …

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The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 11

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Having seen the final five in more detail in a recent programme imaginatively called ‘the final five’ we can see that they all look potential winners and excellent at everything, so either Lord Sugar was right all along or do they make “final” videos for everyone just in case?…..we’d love to have seen the video for social worker Steven from …

The Directors View: The Apprentice – episode 10

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The final 7 embark upon yet another cooking challenge. The candidates had to invent a luxury pudding product and then pitch to retailers – the best seller wins! Simple? Maybe. But a bit of a regurgitation on the challenge front. How about an idea from us Lord Sugar? Take on an Apprentice to invent exciting new challenges on a The …