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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Lessons to be learnt?

There is a great article today in The Telegraph which looks into the business experience leadership contender David Davis has with Tate & Lyle. Now politicians do not necessarily make good businessmen - likewise businessmen don't always make good politicians, but can the lessons learnt in business be applied to modern day politics?

In his book "How to Turn Round a Comapny" David goes someway to giving us a clue as to his management style.

  • "Meetings... can be great wastes of time."
  • "No meeting that I chair will be allowed last more than one and a half hours."
I like what I hear so far!


  • At Wednesday, August 24, 2005 12:07:00 pm, Blogger Serf said…

    If we were to fine all civil servants for meetings that ran beyond one and a half hours, we could make the public sector run far better.

    Then again they might have more time to relly screw up our lives.


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