Crazy busy – Overstretched, overbooked and about to snap (Book review) – Dealing with stress

Posted on: October 30, 2009

Dealing with stress? I first read this excellent book offering strategies for handling a fast paced life and dealing with stress by Dr Edward Hallowell, a psychiatrist, in December 2007. But many of the ideas (e.g. screen sucking, gigaguilt) have remained so vibrant to me as I have witnessed, amongst my clients and colleagues, a […]

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Legal products – Commoditising and innovating

Posted on: October 28, 2009

At the 360 Legal Conference earlier this month I presented a short paper on this topic and here are some of the key points I covered. Please let me know if you would like further details. Specsavers is one of the UK’s superbrands. Along with its other major chain rivals it has transformed the traditional […]

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The end of lawyers? Richard Susskind

Posted on: September 26, 2009

I have just finished writing a review of Richard’s book “The end of lawyers? Rethinking the nature of legal services” (it will be published in Professional Marketing magazine later on this year). The review provides a summary of the book – which I feel should be essential reading for those involved with the management and […]

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Innovation update

Posted on: July 1, 2009

The new business magazine by Grant Thornton (Elevate) carries a number of articles about innovation. Amongst the most interesting points are: • There is a new £4.5m state of the art Digital Manufacturing Centre with facilities for rapid prototyping at the Metrolopolitan Works Creative Industries Centre in London. • Larry Keeley of strategy firm Doblin […]

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What makes a good marketing campaign?

Posted on: September 3, 2008

What makes a good marketing campaign? In my capacity as a judge in the MPF (Managing Partners Forum) Awards “Best Marketing Campaign” category (see I had the pleasure today of reviewing the short listed entries along with my fellow category judge in advance of the imminent judges’ dinner to discuss the winners in a […]

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