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Ring out the old? Ring in the new?

As we approach 2019, Simon Parkinson, Managing Partner at HPA, explores the value of maintaining the old versus ushering in the new within your business. In 1850, when Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote in memory of his beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who had died suddenly at the age of 22 some 17 years earlier, he spoke of ringing out the old (bad) and ringing in the new (good). ...

What makes a successful entrepreneur?

On a day in which entrepreneurs are honoured and celebrated in the USA, Simon Parkinson, managing partner at HPA considers what the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur are: The word entrepreneur was coined (in France - despite what George W allegedly claimed) by Jean-Baptiste Say and is derived form the French "entreprendre" - to undertake.   Say was a follower of ...

World Quality Day

Ahead of World Quality Day, Simon Parkinson, managing partner at HPA, explores why quality management is so essential in building a profitable business.  "Tomorrow, 8th November 2018, is World Quality Day. "Does this mean that from poets and artists to baristas and burger flippers, folk will be pushing out their finest creations ever? Possibly not. What it does mean is that a ...

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