Tag Archives: social media

What is the goal of good management?


Discretion is the better part of valour- they used to say. Then along came social media and discretion is not the kind of word that you use when you only have 140 characters at your disposal. Some thought that the … Continue reading

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“A bit of a balls up- to be frank!”


If you turn left out of the back of the Treasury and walk down to Caxton Street you’ll find the offices of the DWP. If you turn right out of Caxton Street, you’ll come to the Treasury, it’s a five minute … Continue reading

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Social media – “everybody’s doing it – so let’s not do it at all!”


  I rode down to the Jumeirah Carlton Tower (no less) to speak at “Social Media for Marketing”, a sell-out conference which in headlines offered GUIDANCE, COMPLIANCE & FUTURE TRENDS At the risk of homogenising the other (excellent) speakers, this … Continue reading

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The (currently) sad state of Linked in Groups


Have you noticed how much harder it has become to find and use your linked in group? I run a number of groups, the biggest of which is the Pension Play Pen with over 7000 members. We have enjoyed steady growth … Continue reading

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What does it mean – being connected?


By some measures I am well connected. By the strictly quantitative measure of linked in first degree connections I could be seen as a well-connected man. But I can assure you that internet connections give false security. Whether you have 50 … Continue reading

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Don’t be daunted – it’s not hard (or expensive) to choose the best workplace pension for your staff


If you are a boss, or act for a boss as an accountant, financial adviser or payroll manager, you may be getting worried about auto-enrolment. You’ve probably had your little brown envelope from the Pension Regulator telling you that you … Continue reading

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Addiction


Addiction is not a word that resonates positively. But we had a discussion yesterday centred on getting people addicted to properly managing their money, in which the word seemed entirely appropriate. People get addicted to courses of action resulting from a … Continue reading

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The FinTech boom ignites with the start-ups!


This chart says something pretty interesting. It tells us that London is the top place in Europe for Financial Technology, it tells us that in terms of performance and market reach, we’re doing great but that we lag in Funding … Continue reading

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Everything’s a prototype – nothing on the web will last.


  The way people think about websites has changed so much over the past three years. This morning I read an article called “web design is dead” in which the author, Sergio Nouvel (@shesho) argues that internet innovation has shifted from … Continue reading

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What is FinTech and why does it matter to David Cameron?


Skinny Latte for Cameron On his trade trip to the Far East, “FinTech” was to David Cameron what “Prudence” had been to Gordon Brown. So what is FinTech and why does it matter so much to our Prime Minister that he was … Continue reading

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