Strategy matters in turbulent times: Digital Transformation. Big Data. Business Models.

Posted on: September 26, 2016

I attended last week’s Open University Business School (OUBS) business perspectives seminar on “Strategy Matters in Turbulent Times: Think Big Data. Think Business Models”. After opening comments from Hilary Collins, a lecturer in management, and Mark Fenton-O’Creevy, Associate Dean and professor of organisational behaviour we heard four speakers – each providing some food for thought. […]

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Law Society legal market research 2016 – The future of legal services

Posted on: April 1, 2016 legal market research 2016

This legal market research report was published in January and is a cracking example of comprehensive SLEPT (or PEST) and market attractiveness analyses that will be valuable to any law firm strategic planning process. It’s a whopping 64 pages and it’s worth its weight in gold. It identifies five clusters of interacting key drivers of […]

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Thought leadership lecture for Laurie Young – The future of the professions

Posted on: February 3, 2016

On Monday evening I attended the Inaugural Lecture for Laurie at Allen & Overy’s offices where there main speakers were Richard Susskind and his son Daniel. James Luke from IBM was also interviewed and there was a panel discussion with representatives from Allen & Overy, The Law Society, the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and […]

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From Jesse J to Einstein – ROI in professional service firm marketing and business development

Posted on: October 24, 2013

I was recently asked to prepare a session for a group of law firms on Return on Investment ROI in professional service firm marketing and business development. Sometimes, marketers are a bit like Jesse J and expect partners to make a leap of faith – “It’s not about the money, money, money – we just […]

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Future trends – technology perspectives from Ian Pearson of Futurizon

Posted on: October 6, 2013

At the recent Professional Marketing Forum conference,   Ian Pearson (BT’s lead futurologist for 16 years) provided some provocative food for thought to add into our environmental (SLEPT or PEST) analyses and scenario planning with his views on the future trends in technology. He drew a broad landscape by charting how we have moved from the […]

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