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THE CARDINAL Q BLOG ARCHIVE

 


Two in the bed, and the little one said “Roll Over”

Cardinal Q 29 Jun 15

“Human Capital” businesses rarely make for good long-term acquisitions. By human capital, I mean businesses that don’t actually make anything, but offer intellectual services; accounting for instance, lawyers, consultants. It is even more stark when a large firm gobbles up a small one…


Free Labour Isn’t Working

Cardinal Q 10 Dec 13

A generation ago, it was common practice, just as it is now, to enable young people to gain some work experience during the summer months…


Fool’s Gold

Cardinal Q 12 Nov 13

100 days after launching its sports channels, I see that BT has won the bid to secure the ‘live’ Champions League Football video rights for the UK…


Hens, Pigs and Voluntary Redundancy

Cardinal Q 14 Oct 13

Journeying from place to place, one parish register to another, I can’t help but notice that in recent years a number of organisations have had to shed an awful lot of jobs. “Right-sizing” is a phrase you can pick out in the glossy brochures of McKinsey, accenture, BCG and any other American management consultancy firm…


Consulting under the spotlight

Cardinal Q 14 Jun 13

My subject this week is the ‘shadow’ being cast by large professional service firms. Consulting firms are fast replacing bankers as Les Enfants Terribles of the Twenty-Teens…


Record Breakers and PeeBees

Cardinal Q 6 Sep 12

The Cardinal enjoyed the splendour of the London Olympic Stadium at the weekend. 80000 people, a riot of colour, and a chorus of cheers every time a Team GB competitor was introduced to the paralympic-loving congregation…


Awards Events – Winners, Losers & Boozers ….

Cardinal Q 15 May 12

From the Oscars to the Oliviers, the Cardinal enjoys nothing more than a hearty industry awards night. And a reminder note from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development has just arrived at the vestry to announce that its PMA awards will take place in October…


OD – the In or Out Club?

Cardinal Q 19 Apr 12

Cardinal Q enjoyed a salted beef sandwich with a leading OD director in Selfridges on Oxford Street recently…





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