There are many wonderful fictional businesses, but only the best ones can teach us some real lessons. We took a look at how the firms in our favourite books, TV programmes and movies have helped inform real business practices.
What’s all the fuss about managing expectations with employees? It’s a simple exercise with many benefits, right?
We quizzed Simon Down, deputy dean of Lord Ashcroft International Business School, about an exclusive YouGov survey investigating the opinions of 700 SME decision makers on how the Brexit may affect SMEs’ export.
Without data, management is done by gut – in the same way that Sunday League football managers use instinct when coaching, while Premier League managers rely on data, including TV replays and more. And it is data that will solve the UK’s skills gap problem.
Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes from mega-alliances to normal distribution networks that most companies use to get products out to market. Whilst all businesses have them, I think that all too often management do not fully appreciate the dynamics involved and in the end how delicate the relationship may be.
Whilst many of the world’s largest corporations can be easily named and identified by most people, there are many global giants, with revenues in the tens of billions, that are almost completely unknown to the general public.
For Extrinsica Global founder and CEO, Simon Smith, a distinguished 20+ year career as an officer in the Air Force has been superb preparation for the daily challenges he faces as an entrepreneur and business owner.