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While Rita writes regularly for newspapers, magazines and books, this blog is her opportunity to talk directly and personally about the issues and people that inspire her, and the lessons about life and business that she has learned over the years.

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Thought policing brands...

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get me going (not in a good way), it’s when brands of any kind (including personal ones) give me the guilt trip about not getting back in touch/not opening their correspondence.

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Leaders in leisurewear?

It’s difficult to think about anything other than the devastation that the coronavirus is wreaking around the world, but life has to go on…albeit it very unusually.

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Save us… it’s 2020 already

One of the great things about 2020 actually being here is that we can all hopefully stop doing and reading business presentations about this bloody year. It’s almost taken on a similar strange significance to, yes, 1999.

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Who and what really failed at Thomas Cook

Looking at the former line-up of Thomas Cook CEOs giving evidence to the Select Committee about the company’s demise, it’s difficult not to look at them in contrast to the self-proclaimed ‘not-so-country bumpkins’ husband and wife team who have acquired some of the company’s assets from the ashes.

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Thank you so much @sallyuren! Also v much looking forward to working with you & the fantastic team @Forum4theFuture
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