The professions in transition – Professional Services Marketing Group (PSMG) Annual Conference

Posted on: November 21, 2011

Last Tuesday I took myself along to the 16th PSMG Annual Conference – it’s a rare but pleasant occasion when I am purely in delegate mode rather than speaking or running a workshop. The venue – America Square Conference Centre – was marvellous, the rooms were gleaming white with cheerful red chairs and there was a […]

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Book review: Chaotics – The business of managing and marketing in the age of turbulence (scenario planning)

Posted on: July 14, 2011

By Philip Kotler and John A Caslione This review appeared in Professional Marketing magazine ( a while back. But I keep mentioning the book to people so thought I’d publish it here. This book about scenario planning actually cheered me up. Why? Because it provided a huge amount of information about what is going on in the […]

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Accountancy Age Best Practice Conference – June 2011

Posted on: June 27, 2011

Having recently attended Netlaw’s Key strategies for law firms conference I was keen to see whether the accountants were concerned with the same issues. Chatham House rules were in place for this event so it is not possible to attribute the comments to particular individuals but amongst the speakers were: Gavin Hinks (Editor of Accountancy […]

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Will legal partnerships go the same way as property partnerships?

Posted on: June 11, 2011

The property media is buzzing this week with the news of King Sturge (master of the industrial property – sorry American readers – real estate market) becoming a part of Jones Lang LaSalle to make a combined business with 2,827 staff. Property Week focused on the state of the agency market with a round up […]

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Key strategies for law firms – Netlaw Conference report

Posted on: May 19, 2011

On the basis that I believe in keeping an open mind, avoiding complacency and lifelong learning I took myself along to hear what I hoped would be some of the latest thinking in law firm management. So here’s my observations and personal highlights from the conference (for those who didn’t follow the tweetstream on #ksconf). […]

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