Alexander The Great Leadership – Greatest of World Conquerors

By Michael Haynes | August 8, 2018

Alexander the Great was one of the history’s most celebrated conquerors. Born as heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to take on the high Persian Empire. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched all the way from modern-day Italy to the Himalayas. Alexander The Great Leadership: A Short Biography Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, a city in the Kingdom of Macedonia. He was the son of Philip II, King of Macedon. Alexander was raised as a noble Macedonian youth. He learned to read, play the lyre, ride, fight, and hunt. As he got older, his father had the famous Aristotle tutor his son as…

Nelson Mandela – Leadership Which Ended Apartheid

By Michael Haynes | July 30, 2018

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National Congress party and began actively campaigning against the National Party’s…

Lee Kuan Yew – Leadership Transformed Singapore

By Michael Haynes | July 25, 2018

Lee Kuan Yew – “The Impossible Can Happen!” Lee Kuan Yew was the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of Singapore. It was his leadership that transformed Singapore from a third world country into a thriving metropolitan city in just three decades. In a press conference, referring to the airline pilot strike of Singapore Air, he said, “I have spent a lifetime building this (referring to the city of Singapore), and as long as I am in charge, no one is going to knock it down.” He was the leader Singapore needed, and it took him a mere 65 minutes to end the strike. A Short Biography of Lee Kuan Yew…

Simon Smith Keeps Calm – Despite Rammed By Bus

By Michael Haynes | July 20, 2018

When The Bus Catches You It was a quiet Saturday morning in the heart of Redding, just east of Edinburgh in the UK, when Simon Smith, was harshly greeted by the city’s bus. This “greeting” can only be described as a spectacular accident with an incredible ending. Upon review of the CCTV footage from The Purple Turtle, a well-known local bar, one would think Smith would be seriously injured, or worse, killed from the impact. However, as the footage shows, Smith stood up on his own and walked into the local bar to have a pint. To which bar patrons began saying “ Keep Calm and Have a Pint .” Smith, 53, was crossing Gun Street…

Steve Jobs Marketing Strategy (Is Pure Genius)

By Michael Haynes | July 15, 2018

Steve Jobs Marketing Genius When it comes to marketing, there is very little which is actually invented. Just as Mick Jagger of the Stones so poignantly summarized, “There is no future in rock ‘n roll music, it is all only recycled past.” Steve Jobs marketing genius was in seeing the brilliance of Nike, in showcasing star athletes of the 80s such as Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Lester Hayes, and slapping their logo next to them. Nike knew the psychology would take over, and take over it did. Jobs’ did the same, but instead of star athletes, he created sexy products and used psychology to build an “elite brand.” He…

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Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival

March 29, 2008

Delegate registration is now open for the 2nd Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival, the leading creative advertising event and awards for the Middle East and North Africa. The event will take place 15-17 March 2009 at the newly built multi-purpose venue The Palladium, located in Dubai Media City. The Dubai Lynx festival offers creative inspiration, a unique learning experience and a great networking opportunity for both regional and international delegates, who can enjoy a fantastic line-up of seminars and workshops presented by the best in the business from across the globe addressing both regional and international industry issues. Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi; Scott Goodson, founder…

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INM completes Verivox sale for €18.3m

December 7, 2007

Independent News & Media (INM) has sold its 49pc interest in a German online price comparator for energy and telecom services. INM sold its stake in Verivox Holdings Limited to VVX Investments Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakley Capital Private Equity, for €18.3m in cash. The proceeds from the sale of €18.3m include repayment by Verivox to INM of a €2.3m loan prior to 31 March 2010. The sale also includes an additional €1m payable in 2010, which is conditional on Verivox achieving targeted EBITDA for 2009. INM will receive net proceeds from the sale of approximately €16m, which it said will be used to pay down senior debt. Verivox’s…

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Body and soul

March 13, 2007

Self-proclaimed renegade Dame Anita Roddick’s Body Shop was one of the pioneers of corporate social responsibility. Anita Roddick sees herself as an activist and renegade first and foremost, rather than a businesswoman. While today, her mainstay is indeed a mix of activism and philanthropy, her business credentials are pretty impeccable. She brought The Body Shop from one store sandwiched between two undertakers in Brighton (the company name raised a few eyebrows at the time – so no change there then) to a chain of more than 2,000 worldwide and then sold it in 2005 for in excess of £650m sterling. Throughout her career, Roddick has campaigned tirelessly on ethical issues…

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