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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 That is a narrow and outdated version of today’s R&D, though there is still some element…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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Organising the organisation

This article was first published in Business Times on 27 April 2019 Organising the organisation John Bittleston, Terrific Mentors International Organisation is necessary but don’t delude yourself, it is not the answer to everything. We hear the words restructure or reorganise every other day. Managements have a touching faith in the power of moving the…
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Management Unleashed – Knowing your Competitors

Management Unleashed – Knowing your Competitors This article was first published in Business Times on 13 April 2019 By John Bittleston Two weeks ago, this column recommended rethinking who our suppliers are. It is also important to re-identify our competitors. Normally in business we see these as the companies who offer products or services that…
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Management Unleashed – Treasuring your suppliers

Management Unleashed – Treasuring your suppliers This article was first published in Business Times on 30 March 2019 By John Bittleston Suppliers and competitors are two vital parts of your business. Most organisations regard them as potential antagonists, ready to create costs or impel narrowed margins in a battle that could only be described as…
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Terms and conditions of employment – creating your culture

Management Unleashed Article 6 Terms and conditions of employment – creating your culture This article was first published in Business Times on 16 March 2019 By John Bittleston “All wages, bonus payments and prerequisites given to an employee as payment for work done are published in every office building, every factory and every warehouse.” I…
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