Productivity – What Philip Hammond missed in the Autumn Statement

Well, I was initially delighted to hear about Philip Hammond’s announcement of a £23bn investment in “Productivity” in today’s Autumn Statement.
The Detail
I rushed home to look at the detail, only to be disappointed that it was mostly on infrastructure. It is also over 5 years, with only £2.3bn next year, rising to £7bn in […]

What’s your legacy?

This is a tough one for me.
My dear Nan
I am sitting drafting this blog in my lovely old Nan’s room at the care home. My Nan has been there for me my entire life, and always treated me like a prince. I mean that in a good way, not a precocious way. Sadly, I’m […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Purpose and Meaning|4 Comments

Vodafone – have you lost the plot?

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about my customer experience at my doctor’s surgery. That article was all about a very good experience, with what, I believe is, a progressive GP practice. Its theme was about small improvements in the customer journey. In contrast, this week is about Vodafone, and it’s not […]

Startup Coaching, just like Boxing?

In this article, I am going to explore how my current challenge of boxing is the perfect metaphor for a startup venture. I and many others have written before about how endurance training is like being in business, having a clear vision, and milestones and activities to get there. But as Steve Blank says, a startup is […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Lean Start-up, Purpose and Meaning|2 Comments

Is Loneliness Killing your Business?

By the time this blog is published I will have presented at an event hosted by Santander on the subject of how loneliness is crippling businesses. Yes, that’s right, loneliness, you never see that on a Business survey do you? Ask a business owner what’s holding them back, they will usually say, lack of good […]

Resilience – Overcoming my hardest challenge yet

On Sunday the 4th of September, I took on my hardest challenge yet, that would draw on all my resilience and training, the World Long Distance Duathlon Champs, in Zofingen, Switzerland. Competing for the 3rd time for my country was an absolute honour. This was the first time I did so at a world […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Health and Well-being, News, Purpose and Meaning|0 Comments

Lead on Purpose & maybe make 14 times more money

This week I have been working on a couple of proposal for a client, one was around customer service training for a specific division of their business, the other to support the development of the “Rising Stars”, leaders who show promise for the future. The interesting thing was although the scopes are completely different, the […]

It’s TeamGB Again, this time Duathlon, for Ian Hacon

‘Team GB dream continues for local entrepreneur and Triathlete’

Local Entrepreneur competes for Team GB in the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships

Ian Hacon, Founder of Yellow Brick Road and Immediate Past President of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, competes for Team GB on Sunday the 8th of May in the European Long Distance Duathlon Championships, […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Purpose and Meaning|0 Comments

Disruption Start with you

There’s a lot of talk about disruption out there, and indeed, at Bite The Cherry we are helping many such businesses.
True disruption changes markets forever, taking on traditional industries and really changing the way we interact with them or what the core products are within them. Über is a well-used example, the largest taxi […]

Resilience – Finding More Inner Strength

When I talk about Finding More Inner Strength or resilience with my clients, I get them to recall a difficult situation they have faced in the past and how they overcame it. This almost always results in quite a few tears, as the memory of that time is played back. Quite often at the time, […]

By |November 21st, 2015|Purpose and Meaning|0 Comments
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