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My weekly reflection – Friday 3rd March 2017

 

I’m having to write this earlier than usual because I’m off to the Chamber Enterprising Women Awards dinner tonight at Colwick Hall in Nottingham. I’ll let you know who wins next week!

 

This week we’ve launched a couple of digital campaigns for clients to coincide with the new month & we celebrated World Book Day by posting favourite books from our friends, clients & suppliers. I now have a list to order that I don’t think my postman will appreciate!!  (If you want to check out the suggestions just look at the posts on here from yesterday.)

We also had a couple of conversations with suppliers we will be welcoming into the fold later this month to broaden and strengthen our services. Exciting times. And we spent a fabulous (if wet ) day in Ashbourne as the guests of Flint Bishop & Smith Cooper watching the Shrovetide football match. A great day out in a busy week.

But now a glass of something special & a very posh frock are calling – have a great weekend!

World Book day – what would you have chosen?

We’d like to take this chance to say a huge thank you to all our contributors today.

If you would like to answer any (or all) of the following questions then please let us know on WBD@businessignitiongroup.co.uk and we’ll post your answers very soon

 

What is your favourite business book?

What was the last business book you read?

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year?

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you?

World Book Day: Annmarie Hanlon

Annmarie Hanlon is Programme Leader BSc (hons) Marketing (Digital)

 

What is your favourite business book? Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky  An older book, but memorable as it explained the notion of crowd power

What was the last business book you read? Cognitive (Internet of) Things: collaboration to optimize action by Arvind Sathi  it looks at the connected world and how the internet of things will influence our future. From artificial intelligenece to driverless cars

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year?  The analytical marketer, how to transform your marketing organisation by Adele Sweetwood.

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you?  So many to choose from! Wild swans by Jung Chang.  I selected at random at the airport and read on a flight back from Hong Kong and despite jet lag had to stay aake and finish the cultural journey through different generations living in China.

World Book Day: Rachel Hayward

Rachel Hayward is Managing Director of Ask the Chameleon Ltd.

 

What is your favourite business book? Starting your own business, the good, the bad and the unexpected by David Lester

What was the last business book you read?  Single Minded by Claude Littner

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year?  Game of thrones  – whole series (again, got half way through and got confused) and The Winning Bid by Emma Jacques

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you?  Mort or Shepherds Crown by Terry Pratchett

World Book Day: Nick Tooley

Nick Tooley is the Derby Connector for Business in the Community

 

What is your favourite business book?Transforming HR: creating value through people by Mark Withers

What was the last business book you read? see above

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year? afraid not

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? Lord of the Rings, it may be a cliche book but it has enthralled me for over 40 years

World Book Day: Andrew Edmondson

Andrew Edmondson is the Managing Director of Purely Digital Ltd

 

What is your favourite business book? 21 great ways to manage your time, double your productivity by Bria Tracy – available as an audio download so great to listen to when driving in unproductive time

What was the last business book you read? I listen to snippets of audio books when in car

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year? no, unless there is a book to get me time to read a book

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? I could never sit still to read a book if it’s hot so pointless taking one

World Book Day: Dawn Spendlove

Dawn Spendlove is the Managing Director of Love Marketing

 

What is your favourite business book?   Zero to One by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters , this is also  the last one I read

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year? Shoe Dog: a memoir by the creator of Nike by Phil Knight

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? Lord of the rings: complete set

World Book Day: Richard Medley

Richard Medley is a consultant with Asset House

 

What is your favourite business book?  Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Richard Kiyosaki

What was the last business book you read?  The Great Tax Robbery by Richard Brookes

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year? Winners by Alistair Campbell

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? Boris Johnson’s autobiography, if there is one

World Book Day: Elouise Smith

Elouise Smith is the Business Manager at the Business Ignition Group

 

What is your favourite business book?  Here’s the shocker – I don’t have one. I’m not particularly well read in business books

What was the last business book you read? Single Minded – my life in business by Claude Littner after seeing him at the University of Derby last year

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year?  Lots

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? Lord of the flies by William Golding – it would always remind me that things could be worse!

World Book Day: Rob Twells

Rob Twells is the Managing Director of Frogspark Ltd.

 

What is your favourite business book? More balls than most by Lara Morgan – who also happens to be a client as well!

What was the last business book you read?  Business Punks by James Watt, CEO Brewdog

Is there a book you want to make time to read this year?  Shoe dog by Phil Knight

What book (business or otherwise) would you take to a desert island with you? A cook book by Bear Grylls, obviously!