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Contrition & Carwashing

So, farewell then Martin Winterkorn. Another crisis, another CEO gone. This one is a big one though. No one can have failed to miss the story that VW has been embroiled in scandal. I am slightly furious with VW. The current zeitgeist is cynical enough about big corporates already. I happen to believe that there are some excellent people with …

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Good News

You’ll find the Caffeine team in a good mood this week. The reason? We love getting results. We are driven by seeing the impact of what we do, helping ‘impatient leaders’ grow their business fast. And we love being recognised for that. So when The Caffeine Partnership  won ‘BEST GROWTH CONSULTANCY 2015‘ at the Agency Awards last week, we were …

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES & INNOCENTS

Did you see Mhairi Black’s maiden speech in the House of Commons recently?  God, I love a good orator.  Mhairi caught the nation’s mood and was the most articulate voice in a sea of silence opposing George Osborne’s budget.  So what?  I’ll tell you what: she’s twenty.  The youngest MP in nearly three centuries.  Mhairi made the headlines because she …

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A PLUTONIUM VISION

“We explore because we are human and we long to know”.  Stephen Hawking’s reaction to the news that the New Horizons space probe has successfully reached the dwarf planet Pluto this week demonstrates a truth about humankind at our best. We are searchers – questers for answers.  But in business we inhabit a world where everyone wants instant answers.  So …

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Can you make £18m tonight?

Tonight the entire human population gains an additional second of time as the planet’s clocks are synced with the Earth’s rotation, which is slowing down. Caffeine spend all their time considering the question of ‘speed’.  Our mission is all about accelerating the growth of businesses and we are obsessed with saving time for the impatient leaders we work with. So …

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David Beckham tops football rich list

Andy Milligan is the author of Brand it Like Beckham and a partner in The Caffeine Partnership. Here he discusses Beckham’s success in building a global brand – which has led him to become the world’s richest footballer.