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Building a Mission-Driven Business

By Rob Johnson, 13 September 2016  I describe Research Consulting as a ‘mission-driven business’. This means we deliver work that makes a difference, with the drive and focus of a commercial undertaking.  In practice this can feel like walking a tightrope, where it is all too easy to lean too far in one direction or another. Before I founded the company in 2013, I spent several years working …

Universities and Business – A Tale of Two Cities?

27 Jun 2014                I recently found the time to re-read one of my favourite books, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (As an aside, it was only stumbling across an old copy that had been gathering dust for decades in my parents’ loft that prompted me to revisit it. In the same way as …

3 Good Reasons to Start Your Own Business

22 Jan 2014 I realised this week that it’s almost exactly a year since I took the decision to set up my own consultancy company.  Reflecting on the last year, one of the main things that has struck me is just how much help and encouragement I have received along the way, sometimes from unexpected quarters.   Of course you need to have …