Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

Women: how can we manage what we can’t measure?

Cilla Snowball

I’ve always subscribed to the Madeleine Albright principle that “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”.

On a personal level, helping others is a decent way to return the support and inspiration I’ve received from countless women in the business. But I also know it’s good business to do so. Developing the female talent pipeline is a matter of commercial imperative.

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Sick of meetings?

We all hate meetings – that’s official.  In a survey by Cisco last year, 9 out of 10 workers said they would prefer to interact in any other way, rather than participate in a meeting.  Research by Forbes (also in 2012) told a similar story, with 85% of executives complaining that they were not satisfied with the quality of their company’s get-togethers.  The Dutch even have a word to describe this widespread sense of frustration: “vergaderziekte” or “meeting sickness”.

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Cannes Virgin seeks founding client – 7 days to go

Thanks to Jeremy Lee and Gordon MacMillan who have kindly let me blog about my journey as a new creative agency seeking founding clients in Cannes, so here goes:

Paul Pateman and myself have just set up Loaf & Egg.

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