Chadwicks Insight

Sharing things we have found interesting, surprising or that simply make life better

As a learning organisation we are keen to share our knowledge - and anything else that we've enjoyed.

Stories about people and things that we enjoyed...

23 November 2017

Vanessa Pooley

Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol are a few of the artists said to have had dyslexia. Vanessa Pooley, the Norwich-based sculptor, feels it can be alienating...

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22 October 2017

To err is human...to purr is feline

John's love affair with Jaguars started when he worked there as an apprentice - he now has one of their most elegant models

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22 October 2017

Being Bold

The North Norfolk coast is inspiring in many ways, not least to Tracey Ross, a local artist who is dedicated to catching its essence, colour and vast skies in her best-known work.

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Insight. the ability to perceive clearly or deeply the inner nature of things.

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30 January 2018

Tulips from Amsterdam...

2017 was the year Bitcoin became the investment opportunity of the century or the latest incarnation of tulip mania (depending, I suspect, on whether you had the foresight to buy some or not). As I didn’t buy any, naturally I sit firmly on tulip mania side of the fence, waiting like a tricoteuse for the blade to fall.

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1 October 2017

Keeping to the Straight and Narrow

A good starting point for innovation is to look at what you already have and how this can be used differently. This Resource Based View suggests that if you have resources that are both useful and unusual, and you build processes to combine these you will end up with goods or services that are better than the competition.

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30 June 2017

Detonation Sequence

What they actually sent were two fire engines, an ambulance, any number of police cars and a mobile incident control vehicle. Within fifteen minutes, half the village was evacuated to the pub where the landlord set up a soup kitchen. At this point no-one had seen the bombs.

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10 June 2017

You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off...

And finally, Theresa May’s weak and wobbly performance has demolished any semblance of steeliness – this is no Iron Lady. We can now move from the silly confrontational negotiating stance to one that seeks the best outcome for both us and our long-term European friends and allies. The best negotiations result in a win-win.

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Upcoming Masterclasses...

Death of a Salesman

14 March 2018

Work smarter not harder. This session looks at combining strategic HR and behavioural 'nudges' to create an environment where less selling means people buy more.

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Winning the War for Talent

25 April 2018

Attracting and retaining top talent is key to business success. We are joined by Jeanette Wheeler and Lottie Seaborn from Birketts to look at non-financial incentives alongside employee share ownership options.

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All you ever wanted to know about Business Succession... but were afraid to ask

9 May 2018

Selling a business represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realise the value of a lifetime's work. This session gives a comprehensive background to the subject.

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