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The Weekender: Race to the finish

I must admit I’m pleased it’s the end of August. After the usual summer lull, I’m looking forward to having everyone back, refreshed, recharged and raring to go. The market remains robust and pipeline positive. Whether we have a good … Continued

The Long Weekender: Sleeping your way to success

I read an interesting article this morning by Sathnam Sangeera on leaders and the increasing phenomenon of starting their day at 4.30am. As he rightly asks – what on earth is all that about? As investment banks spend much time … Continued

The Weekender: Geeks vs. suits – a false dichotomy

The Tech scene is hot. We’ve recently had London Technology Week,  a raft of hugely exciting stories about digital entrepreneurs, the inaugural Digital Masters Awards which recognised leading digital executives, and – finally – the launch of Entrepreneur Barbie (identified … Continued

The Weekender: The Hunger Game

I make no secret of my admiration for Sir Dave Brailsford. He’s taken cycling mainstream, made winners of Wiggins, Pendleton, Hoy, Froome and Trott.  He’s also taken the concept of the aggregation of marginal gains mainstream. It’s a concept that … Continued

The Weekender: Failure makes us better winners

John Wooden, the basketball player and coach, said “be humble in victory and gracious in defeat”. This lesson was epitomised this week by David Rudisha, the Kenyan middle distance runner. As the holder of the Olympic title and world record … Continued