Author: Steve Richards

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Outdoor Swimming

We were travelling home from Nottingham today, but that didn’t stop us packing a lot in.  I was up bright and early and down in breakfast by 6:30 and then on to Caffe Nero by 7.  I was back with Debbie and heading to Newark by 10.  My Mum lives...

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When Cost and Value Collide

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. I’ve spent most of my working life at the intersection between cost and value, in that uneasy place where it’s never to...

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Exploring Nottingham

Today is Anna’s first full day of operation of her new, web based, bespoke lingerie shop, shop.redacornfashion.com. She’s worked incredibly hard to build her business on Instagram and now she’s expanded to a professional web presence, which will give her much better insights into her customers browsing and buying habits...

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Putting An End To Torture At Work

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. Employers quickly learned that when it comes to company cars their employees wanted choice, on-mass employees rejected employers that didn’t provide a...

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Working With Microsoft

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog The ‘great’ Jeffrey Snover has written an  extremely interesting blog post that provides a real insight into the new Microsoft.  A Microsoft...

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What Microsoft Means By Productivity

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog Microsoft has recently started to talk about productivity as part of it’s new mission, they used to talk about people, but that...

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A New Microsoft

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. It’s been very interesting to watch ever building evidence of a re-invigorated Microsoft. A Microsoft that’s becoming more relevant for both consumers...

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Canal Walking

Debbie and I are in Nottingham today, one of the four places that we’ve lived for more than a year and as a result it feels like home.  We lived here for our three university years, which were amazing, so it’s always a joy to come back, and I often...