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May 25th, 2021

Please help! Pendleton are championing sustainable change.

At Pendleton we are all about sustainable business growth, but we have recently struck a partnership with a research unit at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda University, Netherlands, to look at how businesses around the world are planning to grow sustainably...

May 18th, 2021

A lesson on compassion

Compassion is what distinguishes great managers from mediocre. Being compassionate, according to Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, can transform not only your career but also your entire life. To show our admiration of Weiner’s employee orientated approach, we bring you his top 5 quotes!

May 11th, 2021

Lessons in creating a new culture!

Doug McMillon, the CEO of Walmart, has tasked himself with updating the ethos and business model of a half-century-old retail behemoth. To do this, he has sought to change the mindset of Walmart executives, encouraging them to experiment with fresh, bold ideas, even if they fail...

May 4th, 2021

Evolving the modern workplace

Adam Neumann is the co-founder of WeWork, a company which provides shared workspaces to start-ups and freelancers. He used to sell baby clothes and admits he couldn't even afford a proper lunch until refocusing...

To show our appreciation, we bring you his top 5 quotes about success and motivation!

April 27th, 2021

Society needs Girls Who Code... and Coach!

Reshma Saujani, a lawyer-turned-activist, is on a mission to close the gender gap in tech and teach more girls how to code. Her non-profit organisation 'Girls Who Code' has helped around 90,000 girls to learn programming languages. This week we bring you her top 5 quotes on success and motivation in life!

April 20th, 2021

Ladies (& Gents), we think it's time to 'Lean In'

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, joined the company in 2008 and is credited for helping to turn it profitable as the brains behind the introduction of subtly placed advertising. By 2013, Facebook's mobile advertising accounted for 30% of the company's sales, even though this outlet had provided no returns the previous year...

April 13th, 2021

Sometimes the answer is NO!

Evan Spiegel, a co-founder of Snap Inc. and developer of the popular social media site Snapchat, grew his small student project into a multibillion-dollar corporation. According to Spiegel, his ‘99 per cent law’, is the key to Snapchat's growth. Perhaps counterintuitively, this involves rejecting 99 per cent of suggestions and ideas!

April 6th, 2021

Secrets of the 'Retailer of the Year'

Today, Home Depot is a $101 billion enterprise, and its success hinges on its enduring philosophy of providing expert advice and excellent support to customers instilled throughout the company by CEO Craig Menear, we bring you his top 5 quotes on innovation and success in business!

March 30th, 2021

A CEO, actively responsible for his employees’ conduct

Kevin Johnson took over as CEO of Starbucks in 2017 with ambitious plans and high expectations. But, with his feet hardly under the desk, Starbucks became embroiled in a race-discrimination incident. He faced the toughest leadership challenge of his career...

March 23rd, 2021

The most likeable boss

Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, is ranked as the best CEO in the world to work for; according to Glassdoor's last annual survey. To show our admiration for Yuan’s work ethic and customer focus, we bring you his top 5 quotes about success and motivation in life...

March 16th, 2021

An Innovative thinker

How did an avowedly non-technical designer develop a product that is on target to surpass a billion users early next year, based on current growth? We take a look at the fascinating project going on at Whatsapp!

March 9th, 2021

The man driving Uber

Becoming CEO of Uber in mid-2017, was perhaps a high point in the rollercoaster life of 49-year-old Dara Khosrowshahi. He has lived through periods of extraordinary hardship and remarkable influence...

March 2nd, 2021

The Lady with a fizz

Awarded with the Padma Bushan, we take a look at the remarkable Indra Nooyi's top 5 quotes about success and motivation in life!

February 23rd, 2021

In business to save our home planet!

Patagonia, the outdoor apparel brand, is always near the top of the list of eco-friendly businesses, and with good reason. The Ventura-based company has spent forty-seven years at the cutting edge of environmentally conscious business practices...

February 16th, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala set to be first African boss of WTO

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday as the first female and first African head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization. We take a look at her top quotes surrounding success and motivation in life!

February 9th, 2021

Building on systems of organisational excellence

By his own admission, the Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba's executive chairman, Jack Ma, owes his achievement to his experience in teaching. He learned how creativity can be cultivated, and these lessons proved critical.

February 2nd, 2021

As seen on screen

This week we look at Nick Robertson’s’ top 5 quotes surrounding success and overcoming adversity in business!

January 19th, 2021

Keeping the wheels turning!

Mary Barra was among the world's most-watched executives when she became General Motors' CEO. Under Barra's leadership, we have been watching the growth of the company and would like to share Mary Barras top 5 quotes about success and motivation...

January 12th, 2021

Good leadership is In N Out

This week we draw inspiration from Lynsi Snyder, the CEO of In N Out has not had any eash path to success but now is regarded as one of the best CEO's in the world...

January 5th, 2021

The $100 Billion Man

In 2020, Bernard Arnault was declared the richest man in Europe, with reported earnings reaching as high as $100 Billion. During a year of uncertainty, one thing which remained unphased was Arnaults relentless appetite for success. For this reason alone, we look at his top 5 quotes about motivation and success!

Secrets of the 'Retailer of the Year'

April 6th, 2021

Craig Menear, dubbed ‘Retailer of the Year’ by Forbes, has spent his whole working life in the retail industry. When appointed CEO of Home Depot in 2014, he had already spent 16 years with the company in a wide range of roles. Today, Home Depot is a $101 billion enterprise, and its success hinges on its enduring philosophy of providing expert advice and excellent support to customers.

Menear has a similar management ethos in mind, and aims to make his business even more people centric. He says that he's proud of his strong team and feels that if store associates are engaged and happy, consumers will be as well.

Menear also has a passion for innovation. Home Depot is at the forefront of online sales in their sector, and the organisation wants to attract customers to physical stores by combining digital with physical experiences. He introduced a new feature where customers can buy goods online and pick them up for a demo in shops, so they can then connect with employees, which drives repeat store visits. This single initiative helped Home Depot to a remarkable 28% boost in online sales.

To show our admiration of Menear’s customer orientated approach, we bring you his top 5 quotes on innovation and success in business!

“Fail first, learn from it and move on”

“Our ability to grow the business by more than $15 billion through the first nine months of the year, while navigating a global pandemic and supporting our communities, is a direct result of our associates’ extraordinary efforts”

“Watching our values and culture in action is amazing, it’s our competitive advantage”

“My father always said, if you’re going to do something, do it well and if you’re going to commit to something, be committed”

“You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”

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Robbie Duncanson and the Pendleton team!