Chris Ingram founded media agency CIA in 1976, which grew into Tempus Group and was sold to WPP for more than £430 million. He now invests in media and sports businesses through Ingram Enterprise.
Private equity firms are very dangerous to know if yours is a small, fast-moving firm.
I can’t get away from this idea that football is a goldfish bowl for demonstrating the best – and worst – in management practice.
It’s funny how often the word luck comes into the conversation when people are discussing the subject of success in business.
In my last blog I said there was precious little you could learn about business from a football club.
A love of football starts in childhood and, in a sense, never really leaves there. Footie is pure fantasy where club owners, players and fans lose themselves in the pursuit of the next win.
The biggest barrier to business success may just be yourself.
A recent study of employees at an investment management company found that they were interrupted 20 times an hour.
One of the things most frequently overlooked by young entrepreneurs is the scalability of their venture.
Listening will make you a better leader and that’s all the more true when times are hard.
If people think about negotiating at all, they assume you should play it hard and reveal nothing.
I often wonder about how serious companies are about getting the best staff.
I like the optimist who pointed out that, even if 2009 turns out as bad as many predict, it will still be the third best year we’ve ever had.
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