A Business Lesson from Ashley Madison

The Ashley Madison fiasco has died down somewhat, and companies are beginning to invest huge sums on hacker proofing their online presence. But that’s not the issue I learnt from the scandal. The head of Ashley Madison, a guy called Noel Biderman was an entrepreneur who discovered a money making angle. Whether you believe in his business model or not, it made money. But he was not a coder, couldn’t distinguish his C++ from his PHP. So hired coders and programmers to create the website front end. As a result…

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The Finest Leadership Model Ever!

I run a 2 day event which helps students to take and pass a qualification on sales management and one of the modules is leadership and motivation models. There are 15 altogether and my learners get their Maslow’s mixed up with the Myers and their Adair’s confused with their Hertzbergs and it’s very easy to do so. They’re all created by esteemed authors and professors. However I came across a really simple one yesterday with no one attributing themselves to it but it’s the most common sense one I’ve ever…

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