22 June 2009
22 June 2009

The Shareholders Report

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In the boardroom that morning it almost seemed as if our company was staging a re-enactment of a Stalinist show trial. Across from me sat my beleaguered colleagues, their sullen and despondent faces trembling in terror as my CEO digested the dismal sales figures for the financial year. As he raised his bloodshot eyes from … Read more
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20 May 2009
20 May 2009

The Strategic Vision

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To the huddled masses of men it was as if the God of war himself had stage-managed the scene. As the thunder of the guns died away, a light breeze suddenly sprang up and began to carry away the clouds of smoke obscuring the battlefield, revealing the massed ranks of Pickett’s legions as they marched … Read more
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27 April 2009
27 April 2009

The Defaced Masterpiece

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‘I asked for a ****ing big button! Where the **** is my big button?!?’ thundered my CEO, his face shifting seamlessly from its usual pale and unhealthy complexion to an alarming red. The atmosphere in the office changed abruptly; we scrambled back to our desks and, as one, focussed our attention rigidly on our screens. … Read more
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15 April 2009
15 April 2009

False Economies

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A couple of years ago, the small dot com company I work for embarked on a cost-cutting drive. In light of the company’s commitment to the highest coding standards in their products, it was decided that a proper customer services department was a superfluous luxury, and they abandoned all efforts to establish one. Instead, our … Read more
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