Blog Posts - Corporate Culture



Mitsubishi’s latest scandal: enough to shake it right out of the passenger-car market?

Above: The Mitsubishi eK Wagon, one of the cars at the centre of the company’s latest scandal. One thing about creating and running Autocade is that you gain an appreciation for corporate history. Recently, I blogged about Fiat, and the trouble...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Apr 26, 2016

Employee Engagement: The Key To A Successful Business

Employee Engagement: The Key To A Successful Business   Employee engagement and overall company culture are often neglected by some business owners.  Over the last few months I have heard from friends and acquaintances that they are constantly...
by Proofing It Write on Jan 31, 2016

How can we help those fooled into believing what their local brands are?

How interesting to see a silly Tweet of mine make the Murdoch Press and lead an opinion column—I’m told it even hit the news.com.au home page.    It’s a very old joke that I’ve told since 2002, when I walked along Bay Road in Kilbir...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 6, 2016

Creativity Training. Exercises in Futility.

Dig into business journalism and you’ll find a celebration of creativity that’s always in full swing. But as you’ll discover, corporate America’s idea of creativity is a grotesque piece of ideological taxidermy. Instead of the...
by speaking in clicks on Oct 31, 2015

Creativity Training. Exercises in Futility.

Dig into business journalism and you’ll find a celebration of creativity that’s always in full swing. But as you’ll discover, corporate America’s idea of creativity is a grotesque piece of ideological taxidermy. Instead of the...
by speaking in clicks on Oct 31, 2015

Five or ten years, your Kiwi passport is not a valid government-issued ID, says Facebook

Sometimes you wonder if the big players on Silicon Valley exist in a parallel universe.    Google, of course, is a firm that makes little sense to me: one that usually says one thing and does another, in almost every encounter I have had wi...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on May 26, 2015

The Birth of a Superstar

In celebration of Mabel’s birthday, Julie Cole reflects on a birthday post about one of her favourite people – her very special Aunt Joan. Do you celebrate someone special in your family? 50 years ago my Aunt Joan was born. Hers has not been an a...
by Parent Palace on Mar 18, 2015

How Your Morning Ritual Can Help You Kick A** in Work

Posted by Aoife Gorey  There’s a famous running quote that says, “Somewhere, right now, someone is training while you are not. When you race him, he will win.” What does this have to do with business? A lot! The people … Continue reading...
by Talent Management on Sep 18, 2014

Effective Management Styles Across Cultures

Posted by Ty Hall National culture affects the principles that managers are willing to endorse, and it similarly determines management styles exercised in the workplace. This applies to both literal, international culture, as well as corporate cultur...
by Talent Management on Jun 17, 2014

Ikea tries to shut down its biggest fan site, showing us how the company thinks within

In an age of social media, you would think it was the most stupid thing to try to shut down the biggest online community you have.    Ikea has done just that, on IP grounds, against Ikea Hackers, by getting their legal department to send Ju...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jun 17, 2014

From Mad Men to Modern Day – Women in the Workplace

Posted by Aoife Gorey Don: “Let me ask you something, what do women want?” Roger: “Who cares?” The preceding quote reflects a common mentality of the characters depicting male advertising agents in the hit show, Mad Men. I got completely R...
by Talent Management on Jun 16, 2014

Onboarding at Disney: When the Magic Happens

Posted by Ty Hall Jeff Noel, a facilitator at Disney Institute, spoke in a video about being “The CEO of You”, in which he shares insight on how to inspire leadership at all levels. A major point of focus was … Continue reading →...
by Talent Management on Apr 30, 2014

Public Relations, Corporate Culture and Effective Communications with Ogilvy PR Singapore

View the full story at http://www.popconversation.com/ PopConversation writer, Herman, visits Andrew Thomas at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Singapore Ye… Video Rating: 5 / 5...

Employee Motivation Lessons from Google

Posted by Aoife Gorey Impactful motivation is easier than you think, and the sooner you launch a new employee into productivity, the better off you will be. Employees want management and leadership that they can look up to, not management … Con...
by Talent Management on Apr 1, 2014

Social Media Marketing Pioneer @TedRubin describes his biggest marketing disappointment

Social media progress is not moving fast enough for marketing pioneer Ted RubinThe post Social Media Marketing Pioneer @TedRubin describes his biggest marketing disappointment appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}.
by Somthing digital on Feb 14, 2014

The Rongotai years

This came up today at Victoria University where an old client of ours asked about my 2013 campaign. I remembered there was something about education that I wanted to address at the time.    One of the stranger emails during 2013 came from a...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Feb 5, 2014

Google tracks your searches, and uses them, even when your web history is turned off

My dislike of Google is no secret, and, as a precaution, I have every known Google tracking setting turned off. I even block the Doubleclick and YouTube cookies. However, I have to manage a page at Google Plus—and Google cleverly tracks you through...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 22, 2014

tumble

she pops the lid off her skintight cookie jar leaping inside so hungry for a taste I tumble like alice down the bunny hole into a temporary womb of no tomorrow trying to resurrect myself from the lazarus tomb of … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 19, 2014

Open the shop and strip away the jargon

I’ve been reading this Grauniad interview with Rory Stewart, MP, referred by Jordan McCluskey. I’m told that Stewart, and Labour’s Frank Field are the two worth listening to these days in British politics. On Stewart, someone who ca...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Jan 4, 2014

Google pays out US$17 million over Doubleclick privacy hacking

When surfing, there are precious few people who, like me, de-Googled their lives. There’s the odd blog post here and there, but, overall, those of us who took the plunge are few and far between. It still puzzles me, given the regular privacy pr...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Nov 19, 2013


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