Is Social Business All Talk and No Trousers?

Measuring Inputs Rather than Outputs If there is one thing we can be certain about, it is that many businesses appear uncertain about how to include social initiatives in their day-to-day operations. The recent NetStrategyJMC Digital Workplace Trends 2013 survey confirms this. Only one third of those surveyed have managed to align their social strategy with their business Continue Reading

Engineers, be bold – Britain needs grander designs

Co-authored with Paul Reeves.Last week the Royal Academy of Engineering published a report Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK economy that claimed "engineers underpin the economy" but concluded with the gloomy news that they are in short supply and that the UK does not produce enough of them to make Continue Reading

Apple v Samsung: innovation’s the loser

As a result, Samsung’s share price has dropped more than seven per cent. While Samsung remains the world’s largest mobile-phone and smartphone manufacturer, with an operating profit in the second quarter of this year of $5.86 billion, its reputation and future commercial prospects have been significantly dented.There is another important aspect to the court ruling. Continue Reading

Success is more than counting clicks

 Today things are reversed. Out: politicians with conviction; businesses who innovate with products and services. In: politicians who interpret opinion polls; businesses who make sure everything is ‘tested-to-death’ so it works technically.Voting by clicks offers engagement with a button not a political idea. Similarly, businesses who chase their customers for ideas will end up in Continue Reading