Where are Data Protection and Safe Harbor laws now?

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June 24, 2016

So, we had been on track for the EU wide overhaul and harmonisation of data protection laws, and work had begun to sort out the stand off between the EU and US authorities over safe harbor provisions.   Where’s all that now?   Presumably, the UK will exit – it…

Technology does it again

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June 22, 2016

I’ve heard it said that photography released painters from the workload of capturing reality, freeing them up to do what cameras can’t do. I daresay that many painters might point out that they are capturing what they see as aspects of reality, but you get the point. Camera technology took…

The Classroom and School Administration are Going in Different Directions

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April 24, 2016

The direction of travel towards the use of tablets and other personal devices in the classroom seems clear, even if the speed of transition varies between different schools and colleges. Tablets are steadily establishing themselves in the classroom, sometimes ad hoc by Bring Your Own Device, sometimes in one go…

A rear view mirror is not enough

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March 21, 2016

Decision makers in businesses on the move must look forward, and financial accounts and other traditional information tools tend to look at history. Useful, perhaps, but not sufficient.   It was said that if you were in the same race as Ayrton Senna, your mirrors were vital, because if he…

Change before you have to

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February 19, 2016

Management is all about being proactive and avoiding problems, not being good at coping. At the inquest into the London bombings, a security officer said that their workload with terrorists was so big that “…we only had time to deal with the crocodiles nearest the boat”.   In fast growth…

Sales people are pushy and optimistic

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January 10, 2016

It seems to be a common perception in Britain that sales people are pushy and over optimistic. Mind you, it’s also depressingly common in Britain to hear “Sales always march to the right”. These things just might be connected. So what characteristics are important for success in sales?   I…