A 101 for press conferences

I have no idea why, but today, I’m prompted to share some hints a tips on press conferences. Some key principles: Unless you have something earth-shattering to communicate to all of the media, at the same time – don’t do a press conference; for businesses a conference call is often more effective Use the first… Read More

The Presidents Club: the sound of British businessmen in five-speed reverse

20-20 hindsight is a great thing… Bear with me on this, because the fallout from this dinner is a great crisis, business ethics and risk management case study. Case study scenario: Bosses of company X are invited by supplier Y to a charity dinner as their guests where they will be treated to entertainment costing… Read More

Toby Young, tweets and the challenge of hiring the right people

By early Tuesday morning, the name ‘Toby Young’ had been trending on Twitter with nearly 50,000 tweets. The outraged Twitterati were celebrating that their pressure on the government had resulted in Young falling on his sword. And this, despite earlier support from the PM and senior government ministers, like the Johnson brothers. Just days earlier,… Read More