Several times in my career I’ve been pulled into exercises around corporate values. Honestly, I hate them. It’s not that the exercises themselves are bad intended. Of course, the kind of people who get involved with culture and values tend to be the best of us in my experience.

I…

Some years ago, I was working in HR for HSBC. During my time there, I was working on a project which focused on the bank’s internationally mobile staff known as International Managers. The role still exists today. IMs, as they were called, were hired out of university specifically as generalists…

I’ve written about passive aggression and how much I dislike it. I dislike it because I don’t like that feeling of things unsaid which create ever building pressure — a pressure which dares me to relieve it.

Recently I was listening to Bruce Daisley’s excellent podcast “Eat, Work, Sleep, Repeat’…

Everyone wants a superpower. Everyone wants something impressive that comes from genes or circumstance or the fact that you came from another planet with stronger gravity and a different kind of sun.

Everyone wants to be able to try something for the first time and be a ‘natural’. Its not…

There’s something I forgot to say in that article about organizing myself, and the more I’ve thought about it the more I thought it’s probably the most important part of the whole process.

When I was studying for my final exams at university, I had a friend (let’s call him…

When I first started working in 1989, I was in an office with some ex-consultants. One of the terms they used frequently was the idea of ‘confronting’ which seemed to mean ‘healthy’ debates which sometimes spilled over into shouting matches. …

So by popular demand (Louise), I’m writing this short piece describing the methods that I use to organise myself.

I read ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen on a holiday in 2006. The book was written in 1970 but the system is so simple, it still works in the age…

Ben Dunn

Wannabe entrepreneur writing about startup life, online marketplaces, product, marketing, future of work and any other topics that come to me

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