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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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BUSINESS SKILLS

KNOW THE DETAIL

Jonathan Gifford

The idea

Alan Sugar, entrepreneur and founder of the UK electronics company Amstrad, said, “I know where every screw, nut and bolt is in my company.”

Dr Ram Charan, business advisor and author, talks about the need for leaders to have a “deep immersion” in their business, especially in today’s fast-moving business environment.

“I define management intensity as a deep immersion in the business’s operational ...

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