Monday, 30 November 2009

Lessons on starting a new business from Make it and Mend it

Some great lessons from our friends at Make it and Mend It on starting a new business

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Entrepreneurs vrs Business Drivers

It is an interesting debate - are the same skills required to grow a business that are vital to start a business? The Radio 4 Food Programme looks at this issue and firmly comes out in the camp of different skills required

Monday, 9 November 2009

Innovation Beehive on Talking HR

For those of you who missed the show tonight you can catch up on the podcast here

Innovation Beehive on Money Magpie

Jasmine Birtles has again posted our insights on Innovating in a Recession

Check out Money Magpie for the best hints and tips on saving money and beating the recession

Diversity Drives Innovation at Cisco

A decision to make IT firm Cisco a more “gender balanced” company has already produced innovation and new business

Nikki Walker, director of inclusion and diversity for European markets at Cisco, told People Management that this had been possible because diversity was viewed as crucial to the business rather than “just a HR programme”.

Walker came to the role not from an HR background, but via finance and operations roles at Cisco.

The programme has set up Action Learning Forums where ideas are exchanged and diversity championed. It has already resulted in new cost saving measures and products to take to market.

To read more check out People Management

HR and Innovation on Blog Radio

We are really excited that MOK will be on Jon Ingham's Talking HR Blog Radio show tonight at 7.30pm.

Check out the link and do let us know what you think - and call in if you get really involved. We'd love to hear from you

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Damien Hirst a Business Guru

We love looking at related worlds for stimulus to crack our client's business problems, so we were delighted to hear that The London Business school is taking lessons from Damien Hirst on how to develop winning business strategies. They said " strategic innovation is all about distupting established industry sectors - and that is precisely what he has done....he identified new consumer groups and made new art forms that would appeal to those consumer groups...he created a strong brand".