Episode 36: 20th September 2018

We all seem to be increasingly aware of the phrase ‘not enough hours in the day’ and yet, according to a number of reports the reduced working week is on its way for many of us. Advancement in technology and a desire for improved work life balance seem to be only part of the reasons behind the possible shift.

This week we take a look at how a three or four day working week would take shape and the impact on business and our own well being.

We have a number of events for you this week:

This week we are indebted to our old friend and excellent website Four Minute Books to gain an insight into our book of the week The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Find out what we learned and decide for yourself whether it’s worth purchasing for your library. We also learned a new word ‘Maven‘, which was nice.

Our person of note this week founded one of the largest global brands of the modern age. Founded in 1943 IKEA was the most successful of businesses founded by  the late Ingvar Kamprad who died earlier this year. Remaining on the board of directors until the age of 87, Kamprad came from very humble beginnings but saw an opportunity and took it to great heights.

We rather liked the following quotes from the man himself:

Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction.”

“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

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