You know your business inside out, and you have a wide range of information you could share. When you start to talk to industry analysts, you need to know exactly what of that information they will find interesting and relevant, and what will have them yawning… Continue Reading
Commentary on managerial strategy
People have been telling me to read this book for a while, and I was already aware of many of the concepts being Sinek’s philosophy on life and business. Whilst sunning myself in Portugal I finally got the chance to actually read it! It left an impression on me. Continue Reading
When I worked in recruitment I gave plenty of interview advice to candidates looking for their next job. I would outline what interviewers were looking for, what their personalities were like, what sorts of questions they might ask. I considered my interviews with candidates to be more like conversations than true assessments, and I was never the person making the final decision on a hire, so I trusted the hiring managers to make the right call. Continue Reading
You’ve founded your company, you’ve brought your concept to fruition, and perhaps you’ve already enlisted the help of other people to help build your vision. Unless your company is product focussed, however, Marketing is rarely a priority in the early days. Continue Reading
Originally published on the Cloudreach website.
If you make it your business to follow content about culture or recruitment, you may have come across this thoughtful article by Russell Abdo about the culture of feedback Medallia have created, originally posted on Glassdoor.
Originally published on the Cloudreach website. Maintaining “cloudy culture” is important to us, and it’s also a hot topic at the moment. One of our Partners, CloudHealth Technologies, wrote a blog post last year about company culture, and concluded that the culture of every organisation must necessarily be unique. One of their key ideas, which I’d like to reflect more on here, is that if culture is nurtured it will be more powerful in defining your success as a business than your brand, product or customers.
I was having a discussion recently about company culture, something often talked about but rarely truly captured and lived by companies.
A key part of a great company is often having somewhere centralised where people can come together into a creative and relaxing space and share their ideas but, in London, it’s usually not that easy to find. In fact, if you’re doing all the leg work yourself, it probably feels like you’re ramming your head repeatedly into a wall. Continue Reading