Category Archives: Heart v Head

It’s tough being a Dragon!

It’s hard to believe how few investment opportunities there are on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Sure there are plenty of hopeless cases, but this exactly mirrors real life. The difference is that in the Den you get a short, sharp shock if … Continue reading

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I don’t care!

Generally means “I do care”! Telling ourselves, telling the people around us, telling the people we lead “I don’t care” is pretty common. Particularly in the “pushy” type of leader. But is “not caring” a necessary characteristic for the modern successful … Continue reading

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Is Jim sunny or sinister?

One of the real pleasures of BBC’s Apprentice is seeing the characters develop over the weeks. Perhaps the most striking character so far has been Jim Eastwood. Jim has many of us under his spell. Well, he had us anyway. His card … Continue reading

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Is love a drug?

Have you ever fallen in love? Head over heels? Then you’ll know what I mean about “love” in this context being like a strong draught of opiate-like euphoria. “The Times” reported recently that “falling in love” has powerful pain relieving … Continue reading

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Lord Sugar v Piers Morgan

In ITV’s recent interview of Lord Sugar, Piers Morgan seemed determined to probe Lord Sugar’s emotional side. How did he fair? There’s no doubt Morgan is an effective interviewer, although for my money Lord Sugar got far more amusement for the audience … Continue reading

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Is busy-ness the enemy of invention?

What stops us developing new ideas? What stops us working on our heart’s desire, our latent talent, our real passion? “I’m just too busy right now”. “Working too hard”. “Maybe next year, when I have finished my A levels, my … Continue reading

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Are we logical?

Do we act rationally in business: Sometimes, always or never? Experience shows we act far from logically in business. For example, if people are our greatest asset, especially in the service sector, why do we handle them so poorly? One possible … Continue reading

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