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Chris Ingram

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.

Good, but not great

Chris Ingram / 18 Dec 2013

The internet revolution has redefined what 'great' is when it comes to business.

Beware of death by a thousand questions in the private equity game

Chris Ingram / 02 May 2013

Private equity firms are very dangerous to know if yours is a small, fast-moving firm.

Dysfunctional teams

Chris Ingram / 08 Sep 2010

I can’t get away from this idea that football is a goldfish bowl for demonstrating the best – and worst – in management practice.

Lucky breaks

Chris Ingram / 15 Jul 2010

It’s funny how often the word luck comes into the conversation when people are discussing the subject of success in business.

Football and man management 

Chris Ingram / 13 May 2010

In my last blog I said there was precious little you could learn about business from a football club.

Where football meets business

Chris Ingram / 16 Mar 2010

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.

Founding principles

Chris Ingram / 21 Jan 2010

The biggest barrier to business success may just be yourself.

Information rage

Chris Ingram / 17 Nov 2009

A recent study of employees at an investment management company found that they were interrupted 20 times an hour.

Working smarter

Chris Ingram / 13 Oct 2009

One of the things most frequently overlooked by young entrepreneurs is the scalability of their venture.

Get on your staff's wavelength

Chris Ingram / 30 Jul 2009

Listening will make you a better leader and that’s all the more true when times are hard.

Negotiating nuances

Chris Ingram / 24 Jun 2009

If people think about negotiating at all, they assume you should play it hard and reveal nothing.

The price of talent

Chris Ingram / 21 May 2009

I often wonder about how serious companies are about getting the best staff.

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