Author: Antony Doggwiler

Tip 3: King Arthur

This legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table has strong messages surrounding leadership. Arthur led from the front where necessary, and was a very skilled general and knight, but was also happy to allow his knights…

Tip 4: Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

The story of Robinson Crusoe used to be a simple one, involving him being shipwrecked on a desert island, finding a new ally in Friday, fighting off cannibals and eventually being saved and settling down to write his memoirs. Now…

Tip 5: Dick Whittington

The most obvious lesson to draw from this pantomime is the value of perseverance. Just because things don’t go right at first, if you have the right skills, identifiable goals, a good plan and the drive to succeed you have…

Tip 6: Jack and the Beanstalk

This is a pantomime about a family enterprise whose business is no longer a going concern. Jack, his mother and brother find themselves having to sell their last remaining possession, their cow. The traditional story does not relate whether they…

Tip 7: Robin Hood

It is very hard to get a business moral out of Robin Hood. Robbing from the rich to give to the poor is still robbery. Equally drawing parallels with redistributive taxation is a political concept rather than a business one…

Tip 8: Snow White

As a royal princess, albeit one who was being hunted by an assassin hired by her stepmother, Snow White no doubt could have had her pick of collaborators. And yet she ended up successfully working with a team of differently…

Tip 9: Sleeping Beauty

Imagine if you had been asleep for 100 years. That you had fallen into a deep slumber in 1912 and woken up last week. You yourself have not changed but the world around you is barely recognisable. Actually change the…

Merry Christmas Everyone….?

It is difficult to know in which sort of mood one should approach the coming festive season. On the one hand there is the inherent optimism that every entrepreneur lives by. On the other end there is the endless stream…

Tip 10: Aladdin

A salutary tale of how not to act when you think you have the world at your feet. Aladdin was clearly no shrinking violet when it came to flaunting his new found wealth, and once it became clear it was…

Tip 11: Cinderella

A quintessential example of how re-branding yourself may get you through the door but that you will need to be able to back that up with substance once you are there. Coming from a humble background, Cinderella was not obvious…