Category «Management»

Includes articles about management.

Understanding digital infrastructure in a digital age

If you ask the average business owner whether they have internet access, they are very likely to answer ‘yes’.  If you ask them if they have broadband, most, but not all will continue to answer confidentially in the affirmative.  If you ask them if they have ‘superfast broadband’ a look of confusion slowly spreads across …

Secret Diary of an Interviewer

We do a lot of interviews at Web Applications, especially with the launch of our Apprenticeship scheme.  Over the years I’ve seen the best and worst of what candidates bring to the table.  Unfortunately, there’s far more bad than good, and it’s so unnecessary. Every now and then I get invited to speak at conferences …

The Entwistle Payoff

So the current BBC naval gazing is kind of getting old, but today’s public outcry on the reported £450k pay off to the outgoing Director General of the BBC raises the kind of questions that I can’t resist letting pass without comment. What has driven me to write this post (on my iPhone no less) …

Developing a career

Well it’s been a while since my last post, frankly I’ve been heads down in a code rush (maybe I’ll let you in on it a little later), so I figured for my first post back I best make it a big one.  Following, from the success of my guest lecture at Manchester, I was …

Jubilation

When it comes to the Queen, I’m a big fan.  It’s become fashionable to mock the pomp and circumstance and to view her Highness as a dusty old relic of a bygone age, but to do so is to misrepresent a monarch that has done more to modernise and adapt than any predecessor – and …

Leadership

Today I had the privilege of addressing the graduating cohort of about forty-five students and their police trainers from the Natural Born Leader’s programme being run by Greater Manchester Police.  This great programme takes young people on a week-long course to develop their natural leadership skills. The speaker before me was Duane Bryan, who was a …

Breaking the cycle of training

This article first appeared as a guest blog on the GMCC Blog on 22 June 2012. I’m a technologist. I have an iPad and an iPhone, I have Android and Windows devices, I have an Xbox, a PS3, a Wii and even an AppleTV. It would be natural to think that I believe in technology …

The Metro is Open!

Right, let me start by apologising for being a bit lax on the blogging front.  To be fair the Wi-Fi connection in Rhodes was a little underwhelming, and although I did pen an article it disappeared into the ether.  However, I’ve not been wasting my time off!  Thanks to everyone who left me so many …

Pressing the reset button on Business

As I’ve mentioned before, I just don’t buy the fallacy that profit is the sole driving force of great businesses.  If you are a business owner (like I am), then it’s easy to understand why profit is such a motivation; profitable companies frequently equate to wealthy owners (though they don’t have to).  In my own case …