How Darwinian disruption can be positive in 2020?

Some of the best business ideas have come out of economic recessions, as entrepreneurs challenge old ideas to find new markets.  “Survival of the fittest” is a phrase that originated from Darwinian evolutionary theory and in that sense, now is the time for bravery, vision and material positive disruption. Organisations that successfully adjust to the…

Navigating the Rivers of Cash

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people will be changing their behaviours which in turn will impact how we trade, just as lockdown has hit the cash reserves of many businesses.  It is Darwinian (survival of the fittest); so, what can you do to ensure you stay ahead in the rivers of cash?…

Living on thin air in volatile markets

There is the return to work versus a return to the office debate post-COVID. The endless social-media work-life balance comments have reduced in the pandemic, however, the 4-day week and flexible working agenda still seem to be in the news. Are these aspects relevant? After all, In the 21st century, we have 24/7 connectivity and…

Turbocharging your productivity post-COVID-19

Last week our partners at the Institute of Directors IOD, published a Directors’ Priorities List which shows the support available to UK businesses under Lockdown. Whilst being quite helpful, it somewhat misses the point, if it is aimed at the CEO the list really should start and end with leadership; fast, tough leadership decisions to…

emerging mid-market

The Emerging Mid-Market in 2018: M&A to the Fore Amid Growing Challenges

In our annual survey in association with the Institute of Directors, we surveyed the views and opinion of IoD members and users of IoD.com. The results, on the one hand, highlight the difficulties facing CEOs and owners at a low- and emerging mid-market level. However – amid emerging threats and challenges – we are also seeing resilience and a determination to carve out new paths to growth.