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Time to help those poor Americans understand those British niceties...

Time to help those poor Americans understand those British niceties...

It's nearly 10 years since I ventured back to these shores, and to celebrate, I decided it was time to reveal to the many unsuspecting Americans what we British really mean when you think we're being nice and polite...

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Things that irk... the 2013 edition

Things that irk... the 2013 edition

For those of you who think they've escaped being outed as a public irritant, it's time we put you back in your place... Here are the latest irritations plaguing our world today

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Is it time to de-social our lives?

Is it time to de-social our lives?

I would argue that it's actually time to "de-social" our behavior to regain the effectiveness and quality of our interactions and relationships.

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Ensure you get a decent car service when you next visit Europe

Ensure you get a decent car service when you next visit Europe

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Ensure you keep calm during transition...

Ensure you keep calm during transition...

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So... are these the world's best outsourcing advisors?

So... are these the world's best outsourcing advisors?

The IAOP has announced it's 2013 "best outsourcing advisors", and kudos to my former employer, Deloitte, for coming top. Credit has to go out to Peter Lowes and his Outsourcing Advisory Services group for their achievement. In addition, KPMG's Shared Services and Advisory Group, led my Cliff Justice, finished in second place - a strong showing and justification of their 2011 acquisition of EquaTerra. The biggest surprises, however, are the absences of ISG, the largest transaction advisor of outsourcing contracts, and PwC...

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So if the rockstars have gone, what's left in the analyst industry?

So if the rockstars have gone, what's left in the analyst industry?

Most of the big analyst personalities have seemingly fled the analyst industry... many for the riches on offer from their vendor clients, clearly seeing more ROI from employing them, as opposed to purchasing their firm's services. However, this hasn't prevented the remaining legacy purveyors of analyst services from making a living.

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Achieving new-world innovation: promote your innermost qualities to the world unashamedly

Achieving new-world innovation: promote your innermost qualities to the world unashamedly

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The dreamSource countdown... Meet Mads

The dreamSource countdown... Meet Mads

Step-up Madelein "Mads" Smit, head of both IT and F&A outsourcing for CEVA Logistics

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Outsourcing Executives: What’s your career narrative?

Outsourcing Executives: What’s your career narrative?

I’m obsessed by careers. I spend time trying to make sense of the various and sundry twists and turns that the life’s work of those in our industry seem to take. And I look closely for patterns.

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