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CEO Blog – w/c 27 May 2019

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Action for Happiness poem taken from


Bridging the Things Here to Things There - Umar Butt

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Right: The Stockton Flyer, Stockton. Left: The Duke of Wellington Statue, Glasgow.


When I moved to Stockton from the south side of Glasgow, I really didn’t know what to expect.

CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 20 May

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Ahead of a talk I’m giving at the AMA Conference in July, I was asked this question: As a CEO, why do you think it is important to be audience-focused?

The AMA kindly agreed to let me publish my response here as well as on their blog. So here’s my answer:

CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 29 Apr

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Images: Damn Seagulls (Mike Edwards.) Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer (Shane Shambu.) Crackle. Dust. (Company of Others.)


CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 22 Apr

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There has been a trend on Twitter this week to post five jobs you’ve had. Like many people I’m sure, I often think about what my responses to social media trends would be but rarely post them. However, this week I thought I’d blog about them, as I have been reflecting not just on what my jobs were but what I learnt from them.