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Penelope Trunk's blog
Monday 04 August 2014
The Entreprenurial Mind
Dotmailer’s Tink Taylor
Monday 04 August 2014
How long could you survive without email? Estimates of how many are sent globally every year range from 100bn to 200bn. And every year, dotmailer’s founder Tink Taylor gets asked the same thing: is the death of email just around the corner?
Sally Weavers
Monday 04 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Sally Weavers, UK managing director of IPG Mediabrands’s Initiative agency.  
Monday 04 August 2014
It can be a fair reason to be shown the door, explains Matt Gingell, so know your rights.  
Friday 01 August 2014
It boosts your career and your profile, but also makes you more innovative, says Judith Perle.  
Richard Branson
Thursday 31 July 2014
Be ruthless and think small – but don’t forget to include the unusual and personal niggles.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
You might be surprised how many older volumes make the cut.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Think lengthways, and start experimenting in your current position.  
Ben Pugh
Monday 28 July 2014
In the time it’s taken FarmDrop founder Ben Pugh to discuss his company with me, it crowdfunded £13,000.
start-up business
Monday 28 July 2014
Apart from the risk of shocks from geopolitical crises, the outlook for the economy looks a whole lot brighter than it has for a long time.
Mark Browning
Monday 28 July 2014
Most people know ITN as the producer of ITV and Channel 4 news, or as the maker of heavyweight investigative shows like Dispatches.
Jeff Bezos
Monday 28 July 2014
Regularly reflecting on past failures and triumphs is what makes an organisation great.  
Nelson Mandela
Friday 25 July 2014
Authenticity is crucial for leaders. If you don’t believe what you’re saying, you won’t convince anyone. Worse, people may see your lack of conviction, realise the falsity of your words and mistrust your motives.
Aldi sign
Thursday 24 July 2014
As another CEO falls on his multi-million pound sword this week; the convenient simplification of the problem into pricing and the ram
Larry Page
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shyer staff have different needs, so cut down on background noise.  
Wednesday 23 July 2014
A new book lays bare the pitfalls of complex decision-making.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Retaining experienced staff is becoming a challenge. With the Prime Minister clearing out older men to promote younger women in the Cabinet reshuffle last week, older employees will no doubt be questioning their position in the workplace.
Chantal Coady
Monday 21 July 2014
Luxury chocolatiers weren’t a common sight in 1983 England. Stalwarts like Thorntons and Prestat were around but, save imports from the continent, it was a market waiting to be tapped. And 24- year old Chantal Coady realised this.
Monday 21 July 2014
Monday 21 July 2014
Summer holidays – a time for rest, relaxation and a regular supply of cocktails on the beach. Unfortunately, the demands of a full-time job have a nasty habit of creeping in.
Friday 18 July 2014
  Find a career mentor and don’t get caught up in the day-to-day  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  We must fire on all cylinders for gender equality to happen.  
Thursday 17 July 2014
  Remember the three Cs and you could see a boost in productivity.  
Wednesday 16 July 2014
It's all too easy to put the words “social media” and “career” together and immediately think “disaster”.
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  You don’t need everyone to be a star player for your business team to be successful.  
Mikkel Svane
Monday 14 July 2014
  Harriet Green talks IPOs, big data and radical taxis with Zendesk’s founder Mikkel Svane.  
Monday 14 July 2014
  ECorner Stanford University’s free resource for entrepreneurs, with over 3,000 podcasts featuring leading businesspeople and experts. There’s also a free app you can download.
CIA seal
Monday 14 July 2014
  Be frugal with adjectives – nouns and verbs do the heavy lifting.  
Friday 11 July 2014
  Profit margins may suffer, but accountability is likely to increase.  
Thursday 10 July 2014
  Take a leaf out of Mozart and Tiger Woods’s book – practice like hell.  
Wednesday 09 July 2014
  Worrying about being seen as a slacker is holding Londoners back.  
Tuesday 08 July 2014
  Start clustering your responses – even relegate your boss.  
Simon Hay
Monday 07 July 2014
  Liam Ward-Proud talks to Dunnhumby chief executive Simon Hay.  
Porto Alegre venue for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Monday 07 July 2014
Event sponsorship is one of the oldest forms of advertising – when the Olympic games was first revived in Athens in the 1850s, it was at the behest of Albanian businessman and sponsor Evangelis Zappas.
Monday 07 July 2014
What do Batman’s Robin and John Prescott have in common? Julius Caesar is down as having said: “I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome”.
Friday 04 July 2014
I’m gutted about Rolf Harris. A budding artist as a kid, I watched Rolf on a regular basis, taking great delight in his incredible talent and bizarre catchphrases.
Steve Jobs
Friday 04 July 2014
Giving fewer answers and keeping an ear to the ground will help you.
Jeff Bezos
Thursday 03 July 2014
  The remarkable success of Amazon’s founder shows the value of always asking “why”.  
Wednesday 02 July 2014
  Knowing your firm’s social networks will help you get things done.  
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Discovering the secrets of your body clock can make a serious difference to efficiency
Ben Banks
Monday 30 June 2014
Peter Spence talks about the powerlifting business with SBD Apparel’s Ben Banks
Monday 30 June 2014
Monday 30 June 2014
Whether you fight your corner or seek to reach a deal, it’s important to know your options.
Friday 27 June 2014
For some, football is more than a game; it’s a matter of life and death. But for me – the Suarez incident aside – the World Cup has lost its bite.
Friday 27 June 2014
  There will always be those tricky situations, but you can set yourself up for success