Napoleon famously called England “A nation of shopkeepers”. We’re in danger of becoming a Nation of Waiters. I’m not talking about the people who bring you lunch in a restaurant. I’m talking about people who delay and delay before taking Read More

by Andrew Bass  |  Articles, Change, Executive Effectiveness

Manchester, 1955.The table tennis club has four tables. Beginners start at Table Four, down on the right. If you win, you move left. At Table One, the winner stays on.Anyone can find a game at the club, but the standard Read More

Henry Ford is famously supposed to have said: “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they’d have said ‘a faster horse'”. (It’s doubtful that he did say this by the way, but in these days of fake news many would regard Read More

It will take a couple of minutes to read this, and a few more to make the lists. Any one of the items you come up with could make a dramatic difference to your next 90 days, and beyond. I’m Read More

When you ring ‘customer service’ at my home internet/TV/phone provider, you have to navigate the usual menu system. Okay – I’m used to that, and some people – like Direct Line, and Companies House, have fast and easy systems that Read More