Founding A Bona Fide Culture of Continuous Learning with Magoo Giles (MDE259)

Magoo Giles is the founder, director and chief storyteller (my words) at The Knightsbridge School, in the heart of London. In this conversation with the entertaining Magoo, we discuss role models, how he came to found the school, how one … Continue reading

Time To Be Cruel? Why It’s Time To Set Our Clocks Differently

When it comes down to culture clashes, the tussle over time often is most revealing. Think about how you gauge your own tardiness. How acceptable is it to be late when you are going to : a dinner with friends … Continue reading

“The digital disruption will be greater in France than in other countries” by @martelf

In a speech delivered on the occasion of Yahoo’s 20th anniversary, Frédéric Martel, journalist (NPR, France Culture) and author (Smart, Survey of the internets Stock editions, April 2014), said a sentence that piqued my interest: Every time I return from my … Continue reading

Customer Centricity – 4 keys to putting the core customer in the center

As brands and organizations try to come to grips with the “omnichannel” customer and make customer centricity a reality, it is evident that there is no clear-cut solution or single path to success. The complications are legion, especially when the organization … Continue reading

Comic at Work. How much personality and sense of humor should you bring to work?

Mitch Joel , the inspiring content provider and a role model for me personally, recently recorded yet another stirring podcast, entitled “Laughing all the way to the Bank with James Altucher.” In this podcast, Mitch and James discuss their shared … Continue reading

Real leadership credentials and schools as social networks

Great leadership is undoubtedly rare.  Establishing the best leadership credentials is a tricky task for any board.  Every culture has their preferences, and it would be foolish to suggest that the best perceived schools are bad credentials anywhere.  Schools act … Continue reading

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers: Timeless as Life itself

This week in 1938 (August 22), Hollywood’s most famous dancing duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, were featured on the cover of Life magazine.  With the US still in the grips of the Great Depression and with war heating up … Continue reading

Influencers – Who and why are they?

This is an excellent brilliant 13-minute documentary called the INFLUENCERS, How trends and creativity become contagious, produced by R&I Creative and directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson. This film is interesting because of the content and interviews that have a … Continue reading

The Grand Divide Between Education & Teaching

The difference between Educating and Teaching… and the emptiness inside I have decided to translate into English a post I did in French over the weekend due to the interesting discussion that it provoked. An article, entitled (for you francophones) … Continue reading