Boris has come in on a bold Brexit agenda
Winning with a significant majority of Conservative Party members, Boris is gearing up his party and the country up for a no-deal Brexit. The government is on a campaign footing and Tory HQ is being strengthened. All of which suggests Boris and the new cabinet are preparing for a potential general election in the Autumn.
In 1973 Stanford Professor Mark Granovetter’s “the strength of weak ties” argued that weak links, between people with different opinions, help new and unfamiliar ideas spread.
By Rebecca Lowe, former director, Freer
It was Cleisthenes who divided Athens into voting districts, and Alexander Hamilton who wrote 51 of the Federalist Papers.
It was Jean-Paul Marat who died in the bath, and Charles I who lost his head.
By Marc Sidwell, former head of personal finance, The Daily Telegraph
The evidence is mounting that you can think yourself old. The good news is that it also works the other way around. In the 1980s, Ellen Langer of Harvard ran an eccentric study on a group of pensioners.
Langer rented a New Hampshire monastery and prepared it by removing all mirrors and installing photos of her subjects when they were young, along with decor, music and other cultural ephemera from the late 1950s.
By Sylvia Sage, programme director at Corporate Learning Solutions
It has only recently become clear just how widespread workplace discrimination, bullying and harassment are in the UK.
Since the birth of the #metoo movement, we have seen a string of organisations, business leaders and whole sectors come under fire for inappropriate treatment of staff. From Google and Amnesty International to the NHS and Westminster, few sectors are immune.
By James Boyd-Wallis, director, Fourteen Forty
In the age of post-truth and a lack of trust in business and the media, consumers and clients want companies and their leaders to be genuine or “authentic”.
Brands and CEOs that seem real are often better at building connections and engagement. They see a benefit on the bottom line.
Corporate Learning Solutions, the leadership and soft skills training specialist, has appointed Fourteen Forty to help raise its profile among c-suite, HR and specialist sector audiences.
Caple, the alternative SME credit specialist, has appointed Fourteen Forty to help raise its profile in the small and medium business finance market.
23.5 Degrees, Starbucks first UK franchised business partner, has appointed Fourteen Forty to help raise its profile in the property market as it pursues ambitious growth plans.
Xero, the online platform for small businesses and their advisors, has appointed Fourteen Forty as its new stakeholder relations consultancy in the UK.
The agency will work alongside Xero’s media relations agency, The Academy, to help build relationships with a wider group of critical audiences. These include professional intermediaries and potential commercial partners, representative bodies, policy makers and government.