Category Archives: Chap 01 Introduction

“Common sense is not as common as most people think”

I must admit to being guilty of using this phrase quite often – especially in today’s political climate.  Which is why I like so much this recent piece by Adam Grant in the MITSloan Management Review.  Like Grant, I have frequently … Continue reading

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The potential impact of autonomous vehicles

As you know, this blog is somewhat sceptical about autonomous vehicles.  Nonetheless it is a technology that is developing fast.  Most of the research has focused on the technology itself.  But it worth thinking about the effect that it will … Continue reading

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Wild botanical gin

Having just blogged about gin, I thought I would publish a video showing how gin is made.  Instead I found this promo video…  It warms your heart.  It also illustrates how location can be central to an operation’s business model.

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Mobikes everywhere!

I blogged about Mobike in May this year.  Interesting to see it in action in Cologne.

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’21 data science systems used by Amazon to operate its business’

The headline is the title the second article by Vincent Granville, I referred to in my last post.  It identifies each part of the operation – such as supply chain, inventory, and payments – and identifies what is specifically being … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about data science… and more!

Every now and again you come across a source that provide more information than you could ever hope for on a subject…. I am not a statistician and certainly not a data scientist.  But as recent blogs have demonstrated, large … Continue reading

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The emergence of a new industry sector – eSports

Fascinating article from Deloitte Insights about the eSports industry.  The market for video games is more than double the global box-office sales for movies. A large niche in this market is competitive gaming – where individuals and teams compete against … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about coffee but never dared to ask – almost

This report on the BBC News website has five charts that tell you everything you need to know about coffee, namely: The top 10 coffee producing countries (Brazil is No. 1 of course). Which country drinks the most (very much … Continue reading

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Glamping is morphing into a pop-up five star luxury hotel experience

There is a growing market for bespoke holidays, in pop-up accommodation with all the facilities and aesthetics of a five star luxury hotel.  A market leader in this sector is Amazing Escapes.  Each year they create 3 or 4 “pop-up … Continue reading

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Carillion: an operations management perspective

Much has been, and will be, said about the collapse of Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company and major provider of facilities management services to both the public and private sectors.  In this blog, I aim to specifically to … Continue reading

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