Management Forum Blog & Industry Comment

How to Succeed in Business...

There have been, and always will be, many, many analyses of what makes each different person good at building a business. The trouble is, those doing the analysis try and look for pointers that could be replicated by others looking to achieve similar success.

The trouble is, it isn’t that easy. To even think that you can isolate the common denominators of commercial domination is an illusion...

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Taking the Brrr! out of Brexit

Management Forum has put together a must-attend event, to be held on 25th June 2018 in London, which will examine the impact of Brexit on the Pharma and Medical Device industries.

One year out, how are the issues and required actions shaping up operationally?

Those involved in key positions in the Pharma and Medical Technology sectors will have a vital opportunity to hear from these...

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The widening skills gap

‘Companies are facing skills shortages at critical levels that will restrain economic activity this year (2018) unless the issue is addressed.’

Thus spoke the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in a survey, just published, of several thousand UK companies.

Most particularly, managerial and professional staff are the hardest to recruit.

Employers must do more to ensure that the widening gap...

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A prescription for a healthy life sciences sector?

Consulted by the UK government, a very anxious patient, the eminent Oxford professor, Sir John Bell, has given his recommended course of treatment for the life sciences limb of its industrial strategy – basically the investment of hundreds of millions of pounds in high risk projects to create new healthcare industries.

Of course, our fellow Europeans (and yes we can still call them that...

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Challenging leaders

An article in the Times from October 2017 by the excellent Matthew Syed rightly points to the human instinct for idolisation – that real people are idealised and put on pedestals. He quotes Mother Theresa, Aung San Suu Kyi, Princess Diana and Mohammed Ali as examples of those treated with undue deference and where the not-so-good elements are ignored in hagiographical depictions of their...

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