Comment & Analysis

Handing over

Todd Cardy / 01 Sep 2011

Steve Jobs’ resignation as chief executive of Apple raises a number of points, most notably, what role should an inspirational leader have in a company they no longer lead?

'What business are we in?'

Todd Cardy / 24 Aug 2011

It was Theodore Levitt, the Harvard Business School professor, who urged all companies to ask the question, ‘What business are you really in?' Hewlett Packard must have asked itself the same question.

A new lesson in IP

Todd Cardy / 18 Aug 2011

Google’s multibillion-dollar buy of Motorola Mobility should teach all businesses a valuable lesson – know the value of your intellectual property.

Tech businesses in 2011 v 2001

Jos White / 10 Aug 2011

A decade on from the dot com bust, Notion Capital's Jos White says the big difference has been that the current generation of internet companies not only have huge user-bases, they also know how to create revenue.

High time for the high street?

Wol Kolade: High time for high street?

Wol Kolade: High time for high street?

Wol Kolade / 04 Aug 2011

GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade says the government’s sentiment to fix the high street is laudable but there is nothing new about the decline of the high street as a centre for the community.

Changing tack

Michael Jackson / 26 Jul 2011

We all know that from time to time that a market in which we are very strong has its problems, and this can in some cases seriously undermine one’s business.

Post Hackgate

Simon Daniel / 20 Jul 2011

2011 seems to be a year of anger. Everyone, it appears, is arguing and complaining. Post hackgate, we need positivity.

Wol Kolade: Life beyond Euroland

Wol Kolade / 12 Jul 2011

Don't waste time wishing the Eurozone mess will all go away. GrowthBusiness blogger Wol Kolade writes that SMEs who run with it and look at other options, may just turn a bad situation to an advantage.

A short window

Todd Cardy / 07 Jul 2011

Veteran VC Charles Irving says the UK has only a ‘short window’ to capitalise on its leading position in science and technology – and I agree with him.

Data of the future

Todd Cardy / 29 Jun 2011

Much has been debated about how to collect, store and analyse the data that businesses receive, whether it’s from customers, suppliers or rivals.

Wol Kolade: Time for a rethink

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

ISIS managing partner Wol Kolade

Wol Kolade / 15 Jun 2011

Now that the hysteria surrounding Start-Up Britain has died down, Wol Kolade explains where the government is going wrong on start-ups.

Interpreting reality

Todd Cardy / 09 Jun 2011

It’s an age-old question, what is the key to entrepreneurial success? And, while I hate to admit I don’t have a single answer, I think I have found someone who does.

Leadership in question

Todd Cardy / 02 Jun 2011

It is a hard job to lead. No one denies that. But the problem with poor leadership, as opposed to good leadership, is it has so many negative consequences that it’s hard to ignore.

Weathering the finance storm

Simon Daniel / 26 May 2011

‘The Raft of the Medusa’ is a famous painting by Gericault, which likely should hang on any would-be British entrepreneur's wall.

Open for business

Wol Kolade on private equity in the UK

Wol Kolade on private equity in the UK

Wol Kolade / 11 May 2011

Wol Kolade explains why in the post crisis world, private equity can play a vital role.

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