In March last year I wrote an armchair CEO’s review of the situation at the top of Mothercare. Simon Calver had been replaced by Mark Newton Jones and my general thrust implied that Mr Calver had been a seed of digital business acumen that had fallen on barren ground.
Looking back on Mark Newton Jones’s success in turning around this business against some very strong headwinds, I think my conclu [...] Read more
I was struck last week by two stories sharing common beginnings but very different endings.
First off - the unfortunate Provident Financial. PF, it now turns out, relied on a team o [...] Read more
On Jan 28th 1986, space shuttle Challenger reached 65,000ft and blew up. We now know this was caused by a degraded O-ring - a tiny but vital part of the complex machine. No matter [...] Read more