‘Fake news’ and one version of the truth

It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention over the last year that there has been a great deal of media and political attention given to the issues of misinformation and ‘fake news’. This got Mark thinking about the impact of this on businesses. There’s a lot at stake here. The rumour mill in most organisations I’ve…

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Start the day with a smile

Lucy got a new alarm clock recently. Find out why she starts her day with a smile now. Back in the day, alarm clocks were alarm clocks and phones were phones. One used to wake us up in the morning; the other we used to talk to people on. Both stuck to what they were…

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What’s in a blog?

Kat recently asked the questions: “What’s the point of blogging? Does anyone read them? Why do we do it?” With our busy Rambutan lives, sometimes we find it difficult to commit to the other side of running a successful, busy management consultancy; the marketing side. Selling ourselves. Getting our message out there. Making sure our…

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A shout out for January

How many articles have you read recently asking how your resolutions are going? Well, this isn’t one of them, but there is a link in Lucy’s blog to the new year. The merits and drawbacks of starting the new year with a bunch of well-intentioned resolutions are well documented. It’s usually about now that the…

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Dear Santa

This time last year Craig was very brave and shared his letter to Santa with the world…well, with our blog readers! You can read it here. As Craig reflects on the year and roasts his chestnuts on an open fire, he thought he’d share his latest letter to the big red guy. Santa, It’s me…

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The art of mindful shopping

Nicki was reading an article in her local paper recently and it got her thinking about one of her favourite pastimes. I love shopping for nice things…clothes and shoes mostly but really anything and I really enjoy finding gifts for other people either online or on the high street, it doesn’t matter. Every purchase gives…

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Love it or hate it…?

When social media was flooded with pictures of menacing looking clowns scaring the heebie jeebies out of folk, it occurred to Lucy that this is the exact opposite of what clowns are supposed to do. Where else does this happen? I love a roller coaster. I haven’t been on one for a while, but the…

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Conflict resolution

Fed up with someone? Had it up to here with them? Here’s a little blog from Kat about moving on and reducing your stress levels. My mum taught me from a dot, never to go to bed on an argument. I’m happy to say, it’s remained pretty much a standard for me throughout my life,…

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Hola, 你好, Здравствуйте

Whether you’re speaking in Spanish, Chinese, Russian or English, hello is a worldwide greeting that can make you feel welcome and wanted. November 21, 2016 is the 44th annual World Hello Day. People around the world use this occasion as an opportunity to show the importance of personal communication for defending world peace. In the current…

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The rise of social media

Our Social Media Guru, Lewis, was recently thinking about the ever-increasing popularity of social media and the impact it has on small businesses. There’s no denying that social media has become one of the biggest trends in history, completely changing the way we advertise, communicate and stay in touch with people. Over the last ten…

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Letter to self

Recently Craig was taking a moment to reflect and review his year to date. Every autumn, I choose to stop, pause and think about the year so far and what’s been going on. I don’t do this in a formal, appraisal-style fashion, it’s more of a coffee, reflect on what’s happened, where I’m heading for…

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Celebrating Diwali

Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world and the Diwali celebrations locally in Leicester are one of the largest outside of India and have become world famous. The Diwali festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and…

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The difference is the relationship

Craig was recently shopping for a mobile phone and the service he received in two different shops was quite remarkable. I like technology, I really do. I get a real buzz from having the latest piece of ‘kit’ that’s designed to make my life easier, but in reality, just has lots of buttons and lights…

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We could be heroes

The sight of GB athlete Alistair Brownlee helping his brother across the finish line at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Mexico attracted worldwide attention as the action of a hero, giving up the chance of glory to help his brother. A truly inspirational moment which got Mark thinking about how often we see and…

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