Get back to work

With threats that our city centres will become ghost towns, and that working from home is killing the economy, there’s a cataclysmic tone ringing around conversations about work. The simple truth is, commuters are revolting. Why does this matter?

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Knowledge

Knowledge is power. While that’s true, those who choose a deliberate blindness to facts, suggests that a lack of knowledge is also a comfort, and empowering for some at the expense of others. It’s that liberality with other people’s existence which is under challenge, and which should be challenged. Now, I know there will be […]

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Theatre, arts and culture

Theatre, arts and culture are under attack. Creatives, artists, institutions and structures which foster theatre, arts and culture are facing down the immediate effects of the Coronovirus pandemic while furloughed, without income or closed to the public. The delicate and fragile fabric of our national culture is unravelling to reveal a bleak future. Or is […]

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Ethics in Advertising

It’s no secret that I’ve worked in the world of Brand Marketing for many years. Advertising and PR are part of that mix. But like all such skills, it’s what you do with them that counts more than the crude ‘numbers’ or ‘units’ sold.

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Looking ahead to 2018

The world of marketing never stands still. The growing use of technology, combined with increasingly time-poor audiences with competing demands on their attention now means that marketers have to work harder and smarter than before. As Jay Baer puts it: “If your stories are all about your products and services, that’s not storytelling. It’s a […]

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FRIEZE London

Frieze usually makes my blood run cold. Over-privileged liggers braying loudly at gallery openings; hideous fashion faux pas masquerading as an acceptable ‘artiness’ … Meanwhile the  actual art tends to be forgotten.

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King Lear

One of my clients is the UK’s primary black led Theatre Company – Talawa Theatre Company. It’s an inspiring and creative place to work. Their latest Production is King Lear. You may have heard about it. It’s causing quite a stir. The cast is amazing, featuring the great Don Warrington MBE, Miltos Yerolemou (Game of […]

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Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour

Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership. In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issues […]

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