Breaking bad habits: finding new ways to outperform the competition

Breaking bad habits: finding new ways to outperform the competition

A talk by Freek Vermeulen, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School: we learn – at least, we should learn – from failure. But success is not always such a great teacher. Success is satisfying at first. But it can also lead to complacency. We may tell ourselves that our business displays “best practice”. Yet we could be slipping into bad habits, becoming vulnerable to new competitors.


Eden McCallum confirms pro bono partnership with The Royal Foundation

Eden McCallum confirms pro bono partnership with The Royal Foundation

We are delighted to announce the addition of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (“The Royal Foundation”) to Eden McCallum’s pro bono consulting initiative, our NGO Partnership. The Royal Foundation is the primary vehicle for Their Royal Highnesses’ philanthropic work. It develops programmes and…

December 2018

Artificial Intelligence: How to be smart about AI

Don't panic! AI is coming but here is what it really means - a conversation with John Gikopoulos

It is easy to be dazzled and dumbfounded by some of the claims made for artificial intelligence (AI) and the potential of new technology. Big (and scary) estimates are thrown out as forecasts for the number of jobs that will be lost as automation increases. And as new business models and impressive gadgetry emerge, business leaders could be left feeling that they risk missing out on (or being crushed by) the next major industrial revolution. We need to change, they might say, but where to start?

June 2018

Eden McCallum announces additions to its Partnership and Leadership Team

Eden McCallum announces additions to its Partnership and Leadership team

Eden McCallum has elected Cyrus Ditzel and Helen Williams to its partnership, and Anna Wanders joins the Eden McCallum Leadership Team as Director of Benelux Operations.

January 2018

UK Business increasingly downbeat as Brexit draws closer

UK Business increasingly downbeat as Brexit draws closer - Results of Eden McCallum's 2017 annual Economic Outlook Survey

Pessimism about Britain’s Brexit future has spread through British business, as revealed in Eden McCallum’s fifth annual economic outlook survey.

December 2017

Positive Outlook for Dutch Business Over Coming 24 Months

Positive outlook for Dutch business over coming 24 months - Results of Eden McCallum's 2017 annual Economic Outlook Survey

Dutch business is growing in confidence as it looks forward to 2018 and 2019, a new survey shows.

December 2017

The Platform Revolution: Eden McCallum Seminar

The Platform Revolution: Eden McCallum Seminar by Marshall Van Alstyne - Summary

“Platform ecosystems” – businesses which build online networks and allow them to grow and flourish beyond the narrow confines of the corporation – have inverted the very nature of the firm. A big claim, but there is evidence to support it…

October 2017

Opportunities for Swiss business in the era of Trump and Brexit

Opportunities for Swiss business in the era of Trump and Brexit

A survey of 57 Swiss business leaders has revealed a mixed picture of attitudes as 2017 approaches. The Zurich office of Eden McCallum, the management consultancy, asked a number of bosses how they felt about trading conditions in the coming months and years.

December 2016

Optimism at home, nervousness abroad: Dutch business leaders’ views revealed

Optimism at home, nervousness abroad: Dutch business leaders' views revealed

Eden McCallum’s survey of 307 Dutch business leaders, carried out for the third consecutive year, has revealed a mixed picture as far as attitudes to 2017 and 2018 are concerned. There is striking optimism about the prospects in the home market.

December 2016

Brexit chill hits British Business

Brexit chill hits British business - Results of Eden McCallum's 2016 annual Economic Outlook Survey

British businesses are feeling distinctly apprehensive about prospects for 2017 and 2018, according to the 304 UK business leaders surveyed by Eden McCallum at the end of November. In contrast to the optimism revealed in this annual survey in the past three years, the post-referendum research finds that gloom has set in over expectations for both the UK and Eurozone economies, while hopes for the global economy have also declined.

December 2016