Steve Blakeman Management Guru

Steve is the #1 LinkedIn Global Top Voice 2017 - Management & Workplace. He is the Managing Director - Global Accounts for OMD based in London / Paris leading Groupe Renault. Prior to this role, he was CEO for OMD in Asia for 4 years based in Singapore. At OMD, he increased billings by +60% to over US$ 5bn and won 1000+ industry awards including agency network wins at the Cannes Lions (2013) and Festival of Media Asia (2013). He was named by LinkedIn as a 'Top 10 Writer' for 3 consecutive years (15/16/17). His first book 'How to be a Top 10 Writer on LinkedIn' is a Best Seller on Amazon and his 2nd book is due out in 2018. Steve holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Liverpool University. 


Why Jack Ma's Work Ethic is All Wrong

In a recent social media post, the billionaire Alibaba founder endorsed what is called the '996' work ethic - working 9am to 9pm 6 days a week (72 hours per week). He says that workers who adopt the 996 working pattern will enjoy the "rewards of hard work'. And it got me thinking, apart from the potential of earning more money what other 'rewards' are there? No social life? No time spent with family and friends? No focus on physical and mental health?


Is Your Daily Regime as Brutal as that of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey?

Jack Dorsey (CEO Twitter) recently revealed what he calls his 'wellness habits' in an interview with CNBC. Frankly, to me, it all sounded a bit like hell on earth. So how exactly does he spend his week?


The Dark Side of Reality TV

Following the suicide of Love Island reality star Mike Thalassitis a few days ago, the call for more mental health counselling from the producers of reality TV shows has been growing increasingly louder.


Michael Jackson - Trial By Media?

The 4 hour HBO special 'Leaving Neverland' has sparked a huge debate over the allegations of two men that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were young boys. The testimony of Wade Robson and James Safechuck is incredibly compelling but there are hordes of Jackson supporters who have hit back hard accusing the documentary makers of 'stomping on his grave' when Jackson isn't here to defend himself.


6 Items of Obsolete Tech That Millennials Just Don't Understand

From Floppy Disks to VHS, Twitter went down memory lane to fondly reminisce about the things that modern tech has killed that our kids will never understand.