"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." -Churchill

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Assessment of our Corporate Sustainability is often driven by a need to comply in order to achieve the tick in a box for tender activity but is this how it should be perceived? Surely implemented in the right spirit and with across the board buy-in, this buzz word strategy is a strong driver to business growth potential if only by spreading the word throughout your sector that you are sustainably aware and striving to be the best you can in your environment. Didn't Marks and Spencer role out Plan A? A 5 year road map to spend £200 Million improving their sustainability by 2012? Within 2 years they announced they were ‘cost positive' for the project,generating returns as early as 2009. Very few organisations perceive sustainability as an opportunity to drive up the bottom line, but history proves this to be an outcome of investment in positioning yourself as a leade... (more)

Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, Ulitzer, MeettheBoss - Execs Go Online Big-Time

New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more pe... (more)

Healthcare CFO’s V-tach on Obama’s Healthcare Reform

Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed 219 - 212 in the House of Representatives.  The introduction of this policy heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the way U.S citizens receive medical care has suddenly been revolutionalised in a direction which healthcare CFO's cannot afford to ignore. Obama states: "[It] answers the prayers of every American who has hoped deeply for something to be done about a healthcare system that works for insurance compani... (more)

Apple Joins the Battle for Social Domination

Social media is about people accessing information anywhere and anytime and it's a fast evolving market. Apple have now announced they are jumping on the social media wagon, no surprise when we measure the success it has had for those companies who are utilizing the benefits of a well formed social marketing campaign. The announcement at yesterdays Apple event saw the CEO Steve Jobs  unveil ‘Ping' a social media application which would allow users to follow their favourite artists and friends, something which Spotify have been offering since is revolutionary rise as a music prov... (more)

CMO ‘Very Concerned’ About Obama’s Healthcare Reform Agenda

In an interview for MeettheBoss.com, Spiegel was asked about the impact of President Obama’s stated aim of increased access to ‘generic’ medicines on the pharmaceutical industry. “Fixing the healthcare system in America is a very complex issue and I am not an expert on all aspects,” says Spiegel, “the collaboration that has existed to date between academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry and the bio tech industry has been extremely productive … we’re very concerned that changes to the healthcare system and its reimbursement could easily shift this delicate balance that ... (more)