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What client service lessons can you learn from a eating a King Prawn Curry at an Indian restaurant?

26 Jan 2016

I have a passion for curry. I enjoy eating in good restaurants. So, when a client generously invites me to eat curry in a good restaurant I am really happy. What could possibly go wrong? This article will shed light on both what can (and did) go wrong and more importantly what business lessons can be learnt from my curry experience last week.
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The business development lesson lawyers and accountants can learn from Malcolm McLaren

19 Jan 2016

“It is better to be a flamboyant success than any kind of benign failure.” That, I thought to myself, will lend itself perfectly to the extraction of some sort of highly tenuous marketing lesson for lawyers and accountants.
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3 business development lessons lawyers and accountants can learn from the William Hill World Darts Championship

11 Jan 2016

I’m going to lay my cards on the table. When talk of Christmas starts I don’t immediately think of trees, card and turkey. I think Ally Pally. Christmas – and more specifically – New Year means the World Darts Championship. And as regular readers will know I #LoveTheDarts
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How do you get started after the festive break?

04 Jan 2016

In recent years commentators have labelled today Blue Monday, not as a homage to the classic New Order 12" single from 1983 but a reference to the first Monday after the festive break. The theory is that it’s a miserable day as people struggle to get back to family and work routines … or, to be more accurate, to the alarm going off at 06.30 (or for the earnest perhaps earlier).
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The good, the bad and the can't be bothered (volume 2)

16 Dec 2015

It's that time of year again.....time to look back at the good, the bad and the bleeding obvious. Starting with the bleeding obvious (well, we all miss it sometimes).
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Another marketing and business development lesson lawyers and accountants can learn from Brian Clough

09 Dec 2015

Hot on the heels of expounding the virtues of rubbish TV I’m going to take a sharp U-turn into the world of quality films. Yesterday afternoon I had to sit through the 2010 version of The Tempest with my oldest son who’s currently studying it and had been asked to wade his way through this rather overblown and over-elaborate telling of what I remembered from my dim and distant academic past as one of Bill’s better plays (apparently I was wrong).
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