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...

21 January 2019

International Dominance: The Impact of Superstar Firms on UK Businesses

Our own Joe Carr was awarded the prize for the best final assessment for his MSc. in Industrial Economics. His dissertation looked at the impact of Superstar firms and here he offers a summary of his findings

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5 December 2018

Ormiston Families MPower Project

During 2018 we've been supporting Ormiston Families' MPower project that supports parents who have had a child taken into care. The Mpower project has made a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable women who are largely forgotten in society. The grief and loss they suffer on top of the other challenges they face in their lives is hard to bear.

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5 November 2018

A hut at night? Shepherd's delight!

For those fond of glamping, the answer can be delivered to your doorstep in the shape of an English Shepherd Hut, and you don’t have to tend a herd of sheep to get one. The huts combine the timeless traditional charm of a historic hut with countless modern innovations to make them both beautiful and functional.

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18 October 2018

The Funding Conundrum

For our May 2018 Insight Masterclass we were delighted to be joined by Nick Harding. We have worked with Nick for over twenty years and watched him build a series of successful businesses, starting with a management buy-out of a division of Rank in 1996.

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

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2 January 2019

Rule Britannia!

Out of interest, I thought I’d take a look at what the Encyclopaedia Britannia of 1990 had to say about the internet. I blew the dust off the relevant volume and prised open the virgin pages. There was no mention of Internet. Not one of the forty million words mentioned the threat that would overwhelm the business just six years later.

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31 October 2018

I just don't know what to do with myself...

Indian Restaurants are my nemesis. I can cope with a one-page menu. I didn’t get to be within striking distance of eighteen stone by being a fussy eater; I reckon one vegetarian and two or three omnivore options for each course, plus maybe a cheese platter, is plenty.

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30 June 2018

Fighting the Tide

If I’d paid more attention during physics lessons I reckon I could have worked out how to lay some induction coils over the cables and enjoy free electricity. From my rough calculations, it looks to be Pareto-efficient, but probably only because my grasp of Faraday’s Law is so weak I cannot work out who would lose out from my nocturnal coil burying.

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3 April 2018

Too Much Information

Where would we be without Google? If I have a question I can get the answer in a few milliseconds. In fact, I can get lots of answers – if I ask Google how long it takes Google to answer a question it comes back with 392,000,000 results in 0.53 seconds.

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Upcoming Masterclasses...

Death of a Salesman

27 February 2019

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. LUNCHTIME SESSION FULLY BOOKED - A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE AT 8.15 FOR 8.30

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Curiouser and Curiouser

28 March 2019

This session looks at the advantages of embracing a learning culture; how making time for wider discovery can lead to better client outcomes and greater employee engagement. It offers an antidote to Google’s frictionless answers – an opportunity to dig deeper into a subject, an opportunity for serendipitous discovery – those wonderful moments when you stumble across something you didn’t even know you didn’t know…

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Brand Vision Values

17 April 2019

A clear vision that is supported by values which are communicated through a strong brand sits at the heart of many successful businesses. This session looks at the factors behind the rise of successful brand-led companies and how we can use insights from their success to drive our businesses forward.

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