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  • On greenhouse gases

    first_imgThe godfather of Allinson’s bread was a mine of wisdom – and it wasn’t all bread-related. A century on, his moral insights help us cast light on the problems of our own age.On greenhouse gases: “To prevent flatulence, avoid peas, beans, lentils, cabbage, onions, and radishes, or else put up with the consequences.”last_img

  • Identifying your brand culture

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Brand culture is the culture that a company cultivates in order to powerfully, consistently and competitively deliver its brand to market. It’s how people work together to bring the brand alive for customers. But brand cultures are more than an expression of the brand itself; they are, by necessity, an expression of the people who work for that brand and the decisions and ways of working and behaving that they agree to work within.The challenge for any brand is when what it stands for as a brand no longer aligns with what the people working for the brand do. It’s all very well to talk about building or changing a powerful brand culture, but first you need to understand the culture you’re changing. Each is different because each revolves around a different ethos. In this, the first of a two part series, I look at what defines, and what it takes to shift, a brand culture today.It’s tempting to believe that culture is a formula. You derive a purpose, apply goals, set values, agree on behaviors and then inculcate these ideas (with varying degrees of success) over the next 12 – 18 months. While every brand culture should indeed be driven by these elements, the type of culture your brand functions within is its own human dynamic. Shifting that to something new is very difficult, essentially because you are going against the very nature of ‘how things get done around here’. Success is much more likely if you are able to recognize the predominant nature of the brand culture you are working with, and to leverage that to the brand’s advantage. continue reading »last_img read more

  • Laryea Kingston pushes for Hearts release

    first_imgFormer Hearts of Oak midfielder Laryea Kingston is experiencing frustrations following his inability to secure a release letter from the management of the club.Hearts of Oak announced yesterday, June 25 that they had lifted a ban on the Ghana former international which was imposed on him in January this year following disciplinary issues.Laryea is on the verge of landing a deal with American third tier soccer team Phoenix FC but is yet to get the all clear from Hearts of Oak.This is because according to the 32 year old, the club is reluctant to give him a release letter.He has therefore given the management of the club by close of today, June 26 to give him the document failing which he will hold a news conference to reveal certain ills within Hearts of Oak.Laryea has been set free of the sanctions but will have to stay at the club to see out his contract which expires next month. According to spokesperson of Accra Hearts of Oak, Saeed Muheeb, “the management of Hearts of Oak has taken a decision to withdraw sanctions against Laryea Kingston, his suspension has been lifted but we have not released him.“He has a contract with Hearts of Oak that expires at the end of July and we think that it will be an exercise of self-contradiction if we release him at the end of July and still have sanctions imposed on him. So we will actually release him when his contract expires. Remember a player under suspension cannot be transferred to another club.”last_img read more

  • Aubameyang’s 22nd goal of the season makes him Europe’s top scorer

    first_imgBang, bang, bang.That’s all Gabon goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to be doing these days, and on Sunday, he banged in another.His strike was the 22nd of the season for Borussia Dortmund as they defeated derby rivals Schalke 3-2 in the Bundesliga.The 26-year-old striker’s goal in the 48th minute made it 3-1 for Dortmund and proved the winner despite visitors Schalke scoring afterwards.Aubameyang received a yellow card after pulling off his shirt in celebration to reveal a T-shirt bearing the text ‘Do you remember?’ under the Batman logo, having donned a “Caped Crusader” outfit in the derby last February when he also scored in a 3-0 win over Schalke.It was his 14th goal in 12 matches in the Bundesliga this season, making him joint-top scorer in the league with Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. The result leaves second-placed Dortmund five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern, and eight points clear of third-placed Wolfsburg, while Schalke stay fifth.Aubameyang also scored in last Thursday’s 4-0 win over Azerbaijani side Qabala, making him the leading scorer in Europe with 22 goals in all competitions.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more