Monthly Archives: August 2010

Does head or heart win in Dragons’ Den?

Ralf’s cones game was the best episode of the series so far. We are taken from the sublime to the ridiculous! I love the pithy common sense Theo Paphitis gives to the emergency window smasher inventor: the kids just won’t be able … Continue reading

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How to look good (not) naked – part 2 in the office

Is it trash TV? Or does “Naked Office” have a more serious message? To improve work performance, a business team carries out a series of exercises together culminating in appearing “in the buff” together, in some measure, by the end … Continue reading

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How to look good (not) naked – part 1 self esteem

There’s a lot of talk around about going naked. Strip off your clothes and find yourself? To me Gok Wan works a stylish “magic” with self-esteem. I don’t think the show is about nudity at all, although “naked” in the … Continue reading

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Undercover boss – was it rubbish?

Not at all! Although the business dealt in recycling rubbish – see Channel 4’s latest episode about Viridor.   CEO Colin Drummond goes undercover to work in the gritty front line of waste disposal. Two things captivate me watching this … Continue reading

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Is it lonely at the top?

Lieutenant John Chard: You didn’t say a thing to help, Bromhead. Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead: Well, when you take command, old boy, you‘re on your own. … (Zulu 1964)

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What is the price of leadership?

The total value of HP shares fell $10billion when the CEO resigned. Was he really worth so much? Your comments please!

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What are the 3 Ps of Dragons’ Den?

How do you get them to invest in your idea? Last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den (from fashionable wellies to bike/pram) shows us exactly how to get an investment and how not to! The 3 Ps are: People Product Performance … Continue reading

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