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Management Unleashed – Bribery, does it have a role in today’s business?

This article was first published in Business Times on 14 September 2019 Management Unleashed – Bribery, does it have a role in today’s business? John Bittleston, Terrific Mentors International A substantial part of a company’s compliance today has to do with bribery. Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value in return…
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Management Unleashed – Clash of Greens and Sales

This article was first published in Business Times on 31 August 2019 Management Unleashed – Clash of Greens and Sales John Bittleston, Founder and Chair, Terrific Mentors International 2019 may well go down as the year the world really started to wake up to the implications of climate change. More than 50% of the planet’s…
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Management Unleashed – The Retail Revolution

This article was first published in Business Times on 17 August 2019 Management Unleashed – The Retail Revolution John Bittleston, Founder and Chair, Terrific Mentors International Most people enjoy shopping. Saturday afternoon at the shops used to be something of an outing for the family. The exercise involved in walking through a town or mall…
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Product design – function, fashion and avoiding the traps

This article was first published in Business Times on 3 August 2019 Management Unleashed Product design – function, fashion and avoiding the traps John Bittleston, Founder and Chair, Terrific Mentors International When you first meet someone you assess whether you like them, whether you would trust them (i.e. if they tell the truth) and whether…
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Data Analytics should come of age

This article was first published in Business Times on 20 July 2019 Data Analytics should come of age John Bittleston, Terrific Mentors International We know about data. We use it all the time. Tables of stuff, but you get used to looking for the bottom right-hand corner where the real information is. ‘What’s the bottom…
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The importance of Purpose for an Organisation

This article was first published by Business Times on 6 July 2019 The importance of Purpose for an Organisation John Bittleston Terrific Mentors International An interesting study published in the journal JAMA Network Open, recently reported that people with a purpose in life live longer*. Anecdotally, that has never been in question. From our own…
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R&D – The Longer-term View

This article was first published in Business Times on 22 June 2019 R&D – The Longer-term View by John Bittleston, Founder & Chair Terrific Mentors International R&D conjures up a mental picture of laboratories, white coats and EUREKA! Moments. That is a narrow and outdated version of today’s R&D, though there is still some element…
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EDUCATION – Not what we think it is

This article was first published in Business Times on 8 June 2019 EDUCATION – Not what we think it is by John Bittleston, Terrific Mentors International Great learning has history from which it draws its inspiration and stability. Indeed, civilisation itself is dependent on education and history from both of which it develops and adapts.…
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The Widening role of business in a fast-developing society

This article was first published in Business Times on 25 May 2019 The Widening role of business in a fast-developing society John Bittleston Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was launched several decades ago with the best of intentions and the highest of aspirations. If every company chipped in both money and free work-time the social scene…
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Achieving world harmony by unleashing management

This article was first published in Business Times on 11 May 2019 Achieving world harmony by unleashing management By John Bittleston As we enter into the second quarter of 2019, it makes sense to do a review of this column ‘Management Unleashed’ to date. The previous articles published so far in this series have been…
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