How to be a Better Professional

Everyday we meet many different personality type of speakers, managers, leader etc. Some of them we joyfully listen and follow, some of them leave no respect or appreciation in us. A third group set  us with indifferent aura as the conveyed mixed massages  does not reach the audience or has unclear purpose. In any case,… Continue reading How to be a Better Professional

The (Dark) Art of Procurement

Procurement is a necessary process that involves an organisation acquiring services from an external source, in a structured and accountable way. Limited or open procurement is a common method for obtaining consultancy or other services throughout the world. When a tendering process is initiated it should allow a fair and confidential opportunity for bidders to… Continue reading The (Dark) Art of Procurement

Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

An intriguing piece of European Union legislation came into force earlier this week which will affect every home across Europe. From 1st September 2014, it now illegal to manufacture or import vacuum cleaners into the European Union which are above 1600 watts in power. The new EU directive is targeting high power appliances which are… Continue reading Cleaning up high energy appliances in Europe

New French trains are “too large”

A news article caught my eye this morning which demonstrates how easily a project can go badly wrong, and the financial consequences of rectifying the problem. France’s national railway operator SNCF recently ordered 2,000 new TER (Trains Express Regionaux) trains from Alstom and Bombardier, as part of a £2.43bn national upgrade. Responding to customer demands… Continue reading New French trains are “too large”

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

In October last year, Harvard Business Review published an article written by Clayton M. Christensen, Dina Wang and Derek van Bever, titled Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption. I read it when it was published, and I have not stopped thinking about it since. Having some time on a flight from Zagreb to Zurich today,… Continue reading Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

Why I could never work for Lego

Like so many people, I’ve loved playing with Lego ever since I was young. Even today I still love opening the colourful box, tipping out the bags of brightly coloured pieces and then following the instructions wondering how this new Lego creation will come together. Lego’s greatest business turnaround from near bankruptcy to market leader… Continue reading Why I could never work for Lego


On the 4th to 6th December 2013, the Bearing team attended the successful EBN (European Business Network) Tech Camp 2013 event in Rovereto, northern Italy. The three day event was organised by EBN for Business & Innovation Centres, Incubators, Accelerators and similar organisations whose clients are new or early-stage companies growing innovative businesses. Providing innovation… Continue reading EBN TECH CAMP 2013

Management Consulting

Management consulting is the practice of helping customers to improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing challenges and development of plans for improvement. Consultancies may also provide information technology or human resource consulting, organisational change management assistance, development of coaching skills, technology implementation, strategy development, or operational improvement services. We consultants often bring… Continue reading Management Consulting