Author Archives: Finn Jackson

Building antifragile competitive advantage

The lessons of Inner Leadership are an essential step to delivering sustainable leadership. They bring stability, focus, alignment, and competitive advantage. This is the second in a series of eight articles explaining why and how. We start our search for sustainable … Continue reading

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In search of sustainable leadership – a series

The lessons of Inner Leadership are an essential step to delivering sustainable leadership. They bring stability, focus, alignment, and competitive advantage. This series of eight articles explains why and how. Building a sustainable brand or enterprise can involve many things, ranging … Continue reading

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On Trump

1) How we got here: The polls always showed that Trump would beat Clinton and lose to Sanders. The DNC chose to win the wrong battle. 2) Where we go next: Trump’s only consistency is to say whatever the voters … Continue reading

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Costs of Brexit vs Costs of EU Membership

On Friday, the pound fell by 1.57% on fears of Brexit. In dollar terms, our GDP is now 1.57% smaller than it otherwise would have been. The total cost of being in the EU is less than 1% of GDP. In … Continue reading

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Importance of Purpose in business

I’ll be talking about my new book The Churning and the importance of Purpose in business on 13 April, as part of the Purposeful Enterprise Summit:

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Standup Comedy

I recently took a short course in standup comedy. What attracted me was the idea that it might be easier to communicate ideas if we sprinkle them amongst comedy. Here is the result: my first ever standup gig, recorded at a comedy club … Continue reading

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Why we need to update leadership, and how to do so

Yesterday Umair Haque used the examples of Volkswagen and the pope to discuss leadership. Ranked one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world he bluntly titled his commentary, “Why Everything You Know About Leadership is Wrong“. “The world,” he wrote, “is … Continue reading

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Finished: The Final Section of the Final Chapter of The Churning

Dear friends, As you know, I have been writing this book on leadership in times of change for little over a year now. Yesterday I completed the final section of the final chapter of inner leadership, and thought I would share it … Continue reading

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Making sense of a shifting world

To me this gif is a metaphor for the way we make sense of the world. When we are born and as we grow up we learn to make sense of the world around us. We think it has always … Continue reading

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4 July 1776 to 5 July 2015: Greece and the American Revolution

On 4th July 1776 a group of people living in America declared they no longer wished to pay taxes to another group of people, the British Government. On 5th July 2015 a group of people living in Greece declared they no longer wished … Continue reading

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