Author Archives: pootering

Giving up the daily bread

Two years ago, the shop where I bought the crusty multi-seeded bread I enjoyed so much, must have changed baker as the loaves had suddenly become doughy and lost all appeal. I spent a few weeks casting around the area … Continue reading

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Answers at your fingertips

On Friday I read about a really practical application of new technology that truly benefits the man (and woman) on the Clapham omnibus. How many times have you boarded a double-decker bus to find there is standing-room only, when in … Continue reading

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Operations Management?

Now that I’ve completed the Introduction to Operations Management (OM) course, I wanted to share a few things I learned and give you a flavour of what it’s all about.OM principles are not exclusively applied to factory production lines — the … Continue reading

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The choice for your organisation: evolution or extinction?

Every organisation needs constant improvement and innovation. The alternative is the fate of the dinosaurs: extinction due to failure to adapt to a changing environment. If you don’t start start changing now, you might not be around in five years’ … Continue reading

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Why don’t TV commercials link to websites?

You know how printed billboards and press ads often include a QR (Quick Response) code, which we can snap with our smartphones to instantly load the product’s website? Well, I want to know why every TV commercial doesn’t let us … Continue reading

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Native advertising

Native advertising is the name now given to what magazine and newspaper publishers used to call advertorial. This was advertising content masquerading as editorial, deliberately blurring the distinction between the two. Editors traditionally strove to be objective and independent of … Continue reading

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Organizational Analysis

I’ve written here before about the learning opportunities offered by MOOCS (Massively Open Online Courses) and I wanted to tell you about another excellent course from Stanford University, delivered via the Coursera platform. This one is titled Organizational Analysis, written … Continue reading

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