Don’t Let Your Stars Hold You To Ransom

Don’t Let Your Stars Hold You To Ransom Manchester United’s parent company, Red Football Joint Venture Limited, reported a loss of £109m. The company's previous accounts, for the year up to June 2009, had posted a pre-tax profit of £21.6m, mainly due to the £81m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid. We’re often far more familiar with what the stars of teams are paid (Wayne Rooney £250k per week), as opposed to the profits or … [Read more...]

The Fragility Of An Idea

The Fragility Of An Idea Sometimes when a new idea first comes to life, it is fragile and needs time to germinate. Like a baby cocooned in the womb, receiving its nutrients with safety and space to grow, a bud can be unleashed to the elements too early. It gets trampled on, crushed, and can be left gasping for air. With your ideas, make sure you feed, nurture and take care of them. Allow them to form a life of their own. For even in those … [Read more...]

Business Blame Culture

Businesses with a blame culture that blame their staff for mistakes are businesses that can’t take initiative. It’s so easy for a business blame culture to emerge where people are punished, humiliated and made to feel small for the mistakes that they make. In such companies staff end up watching their backs, it’s everyone for themselves, but yes people do what they’re told to do, down to the letter of the law. Great you may think, but they … [Read more...]