This book review, of “The Goal“, by Eliyahu Goldratt, demonstrates the role of fiction in business. As we continue to focus on books, that will aid your personal development, you might have assumed we would stay on the “Non-Fiction” shelves. However, in this fascinating book review, guest blogger Hanne Sorteberg, introduces us to a novel. It’s good to welcome Hanne back. You may recall her previous posts, on Data Science,.. Read More
Continuing our monthly theme, of book recommendations, here’s a short review to tempt you to Re-Imagine. Having mentioned, to our regular guest bloggers, that I was focussing on books this month – Tony Boobier suggested this one. Having heard Tom Peters live a couple of times, I can attest to him having a Marmite style. He certainly has shaken up some stuffy corporate group-think, and rightly challenged some urban myths.
On this blog we’ve recommended books for analysts, so here are 7 books for market researchers. This eclectic selection is once more contributed by Netquest, thanks to guest blogger Carlos Ochoa. When I first read his post, I couldn’t resist the multi-disciplinary nature of this recommended reading list. On this blog, we regularly advise that insight requires data, analytics & research. So, as well as extolling a broader definition of.. Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event with the theme of “Challenging the Narrative“. One of my favourite annual events, the 2018 Welsh Coaching Conference. Chaired once again, by the irrepressible Dave Tee, this event continues to go from strength to strength. Dave’s passion & commitment is no doubt one of the reasons for that, together with the great team at USW Commercial. My previous blog reports.. Read More
It’s been almost a year and a half, since I last dedicated a post to recommending podcasts. I don’t know about you, but with our busy lives & frequent travel, I find podcasts a very useful media for leaders to learn. There are, of course, also plenty of great comedy podcasts. But, in this update on resources to help today’s customer insight leaders, I want to focus on your CPD… Read More
As you plan your approach to 2018, are you protecting time for ‘Deep Work’? If you haven’t come across that phrase, it was coined by my latest recommended book. In “Deep Work“, author Cal Newport makes a great case for the importance of better concentration. He diagnoses our current malaise. Full of distractions from our phones/tablets/computers/connected devices, we fail to focus. Cal is an associate professor of Computer Science, at.. Read More
Sitting at my desk on a Bank Holiday, before taking a break, I’ve been reflecting on a variety of topics for Insight Leaders. One of the reasons I found Customer Insight Leadership such a rewarding career and still find it fascinating to help such leaders, is the diversity. One day your focus may need to be on improving specific Analytics skills, or complex Data problems, the other it could be.. Read More