Category Archives: doing the right thing

Dog throws bone at Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To give the poor dog a bone: When she came there, The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. So goes the old nursery rhyme.  Couldn’t really get more apposite … Continue reading

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When silence just isn’t golden

Social policy advocates Professors Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber coined the concept of ‘wicked problems’. They did this to help leaders and policy-makers distinguish between one-dimensional challenges and others with complex, inter-related causes and particularly devastating effects.  The fact that … Continue reading

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Marlborough Sounds debate highlights the ‘Context Trap’

For corporate communication to be effective it really needs to appeal to the heart as well as to the head. Too frequently this is forgotten and the result is an uninspiring and losing performance.
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Weak action over ‘Crashgate’ leaves F1 in the pits

Sport is big business. Think athletics, World Series cricket, the US National Football League and English Premier League football. Even the Olympic Games. The scale and nature of global investment in sport and sporting brands differs little from the world … Continue reading

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Porkies and Profits

When will business learn that nice companies don’t tell porkies? When those porkies start impacting profits, perhaps? A consumer activist claims that Nike’s press releases and literature dealing with working conditions at its factories in Vietnam, China and Indonesia are misleading. … Continue reading

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