Category Archives: academic

India and the art of hospitality

India gift for the teacher

Tweet I’ve just returned from a fantastic period in India teaching International Marketing to MBA students in Bangalore at Christ University, and tough as the hours were, it was great to be teaching again.   But I think what stays … Continue reading

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What is good management?

Management process from wikimedia commons

Tweet Because I used to lecture in a management programme and because I’m still developing business curriculum and training programmes, I still read a lot of literature and listen to podcasts on management. Most of what I read and hear … Continue reading

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The Art of Brevity

Sharp Colour by SFB579, from

Tweet There’s been a great deal of teeth-gnashing and wringing-of-hands lately about social media and its supposed impact on deep thinking and considered argument formation, let alone relationship development.  These (largely groundless) concerns miss a crucial aspect of deep thinking: … Continue reading

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Technology & education

Office from Wikimedia Commons

Tweet I’ve been spending the past few weeks almost completely focused on writing new curriculum for graduate subjects on technology in education and much as I’d love to share the fruits of that enterprise, I’m afraid it’s commissioned work, so … Continue reading

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Participation, motivation and success

Success. Sourced from

Tweet I’m about to embark on a few academic analysis exercises, from investigation of the value of social communication in project delivery, to the assessment of objectives and outcomes for existing projects. It promises to be a rather challenging period, … Continue reading

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Why academia isn’t delivering on applied research

Tweet Recently I have found myself having several separate discussions about a need for applied research on social media and new technologies.  In light of Digital Britain debates about creative industries and the need to invest in British businesses in … Continue reading

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