Sport’s Simple Formula for Business Success

“When it’s fun, you work harder. When you work harder, you get better.” Eddie Jones, England Rugby Head Coach, November 2016 When Eddie Jones took over the England Rugby Union team in November 2015, he faced what seemed an impossible task. A month earlier, England had failed to make the knock-out stages of the World…

Why Brexit won’t hurt the UK’s cultural future

The Beatles, Shakespeare, Monty Python, Harry Potter, David Bowie, James Bond, The Rolling Stones, Sherlock Holmes, the list goes on… The UK definitely punches above its weight in terms of contributing to the world’s popular culture. Enter Brexit The recent EU referendum has induced considerable questioning, even mild panic, from many in the cultural/creative sectors…

How innovation can work better for everyone

“Innovation is the only way to win” Steve Jobs The way businesses approach innovation is more important than ever. Technological advances and ubiquitous connectivity mean that change happens faster than ever before. The world is happening much more in the now with the result that old business models are far more vulnerable to innovation and…

How to fund the BBC: A new approach

There’s an old joke about a couple lost in the country trying to find the hotel they are booked into. They stop a local farmer and ask directions. The farmer scratches his head and says ‘I know where the hotel is, but you don’t want to start from here’. It’s not a great joke, but…