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Why I’d Work With Google’s Laszlo Bock (one day)

Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice-President of People Operations at Google. He rose to such a role at the age of 33 in 2006. My math background puts him at an age that is slightly younger than me, so I’m a wee bit jealous. I’ve never met Laszlo. But I’d like to. And one day, maybe…

Let’s Stop Penalizing the Dreamers

I had a wonderful, powerful get-together the other day with a friend of mine. Like me, he’s a dreamer. It was a chat long overdue. We hadn’t shared a latte for well over twelve months. “Aaron” and I met about six years ago and from that first moment I felt a sense of connected kinship….

The Leadership Collapse of Manchester United

There is much to learn from sport. Whether you play or support or do both, we have the luxury of peering into the leadership habits of athletes, managers and teams with an arms length magnifying glass to gain a great deal of insight. You don’t have to like football (soccer) but what has transpired this…

Maybe We Should Be More Like a Fridge at Work

I’m a 42 year-old man and every day I wake up and get out of bed – with my infinitely better best mate – I walk into a sporting arena where I am forced to play zone defence. Not in the football or basketball sense, but in the family sense. The goats – that’s what…

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