A few weeks ago, the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile was seen largely by the British public as a national treasure. Now his personal brand that supports the work of two charities – The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust and Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust – is being questioned after a series of allegations of abuse of young girls.
Burberry’s decision to open a store without tills is a brave one and is likely to spearhead a seismic shift in the way retailers interact with the consumer. Introducing new technologies that help streamline the customer’s in-store journey bring obvious benefits for the brand by offering consumers a convenient experience that underlines the company’s ambition […]
I went to see my doctor last week and he told me I had contracted a venereal disease. Somewhat taken aback, I visited a different doctor for a second opinion. He ran a series of tests and came back with mixed news. I was free from any sexually transmitted diseases but, unfortunately, his tests showed that I was in the late stages of dengue fever and had only six weeks to live. With my head in a spin I spoke to a good friend who is a GP. He ran me through a battery of tests and then pronounced me in amazing health for someone in their 40s, with absolutely nothing to worry about.
It might seem sacrilegious with the Olympic torch still warm to the touch, but I was born in an era when it was not just the taking part that mattered: winning was everything and never more so than in business. Not only that, but to motivate an entire company, drive energy and pride top-to-tail through a business, while building a truly differentiated brand, you have to turn that passion against your competitors. You must truly hate your enemies.