How your personal views can destroy your business reputation

[fusion_text] The media storm surrounding Saatchi and Saatchi has begun to die down, and the brand are rallying around doing damage limitation after the well-publicised comments from Kevin Roberts, who resigned from his position as Executive Chairman as a result of the backlash, stepping down this month from a role he had held for over … Continue reading “How your personal views can destroy your business reputation”

Storytelling may not be the whole story

Though many would blame the advertising industry, responsibility for one of the biggest recent trends in the business world undoubtedly dates back thousands of years, to campfires and tribal gatherings. We are, of course, referring to storytelling. Human beings have such a strong taste for the narrative arcs of conflict, tension and resolution that even … Continue reading “Storytelling may not be the whole story”

Figures and FOG: Laura Rittenhouse on Candour

Rittenhouse’s charts and blog posts, tracking the candor analysis rankings of top companies against their performance, makes for interesting reading and is often persuasive. It’s also interesting to see recent moves in the rankings: Google are plummeting in recent times, while 3M are travelling in a more positive direction. And yet, and yet …

Rittenhouse’s charts and blog posts, tracking the candor analysis rankings of top companies against their performance, makes for interesting reading and is often persuasive. It’s also interesting to see recent moves in the rankings: Google are plummeting in recent times, while 3M are travelling in a more positive direction. And yet, and yet …

The power of narrative: great story, but who’s speaking?

I’ll be neither the first person nor the last to point out the role of storytelling in our working lives. Most of us are, without wishing to sound unkind, suckers for a great narrative: a plotline that has us gripped, wanting adversity to be overcome and for the beleaguered hero’s true worth to be finally … Continue reading “The power of narrative: great story, but who’s speaking?”