Data breaches, Home Working, Mercenaries and Bruce Dickinson form part of our discussions this week.
As you may already know, we work hard to to shy away from mainstream topics as much as possible, (check all 67 episodes and count how many times we mention the ‘B Word’) but this week we’ve really mixed things up.
Poor old HMRC have been in the news for a massive data breach and it seems that they aren’t the only people paying the price for what once seemed like a good idea, but turned out not to be. With more and more information becoming available on the subject it seems there are more than a few ‘inadvertent’ breaches that seem to be impacting businesses of all shapes and sizes. There’s a data breach survival guide available for those who need support on the subject and the Dept. for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have some revealing survey results which may be of interest.
We also take a more in depth look at Flexible and Home Working, setting up business partnerships and we reveal a concerning picture with regard to large companies who are in breach of the Prompt Payment Code of Conduct.
This week’s book review has an eye catching title and captivating content. From Mercenaries to Missionaries by Martin Murphy is quite literally action packed with ideas, examples and stories about leadership and teamwork.
Our profile this week is a man who has, in his own words ‘never sold out’. Bruce Dickinson, front man of Iron Maiden, commercial pilot and beer drinker has a reputation for turning customers into fans and, it seems, he’s pretty good at it.
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