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Neil Gaught Shortlisted in the Business Book Awards 2018

We're pleased to congratulate Neil Gaught as his title Core, has been shortlisted in the Business Book Awards 2018 for the Embracing Change Award! Many congratulations for being selected from a substantial number of high quality entries, and making it through the rigorous judging process. Visit the shortlist page here, or read on to find out more about this title...

Neil Gaught, a year after graduating he founded his first business, a London-based design consultancy. Having successfully run the business for ten years he sold it to a marketing company before joining WPP’s largest global brand consultancy, Enterprise IG. There he took a leading role on a variety of high profile branding projects for Merrill Lynch, DeBeers, Andersen, Scottish Power, BG Group and Standard Chartered Bank, among others.

Following three years with the country’s leading agency DesignWorks, Neil re-established his independent consultancy status. Since then he has advised a wide variety of organizations, ranging from international NGOs and energy, manufacturing and infrastructure corporates to tech start-ups, global faith based organizations and government institutions across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the USA.

At the core of the world's most admired businesses lies a powerful Single Organizing Idea. These organizations deliver sustainable economic and social benefit; they unite people, attract investment, inspire innovation, pioneer new efficiencies, and enjoy positive reputation.

This book is about how businesses can adopt a Single Organizing Idea and, more importantly, why they have to. Drawing on stories and case studies, and with reference to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, its no-nonsense approach sets aside the ideals to confront the realities of business reform. It demonstrates the power and potential that a Single Organizing Idea can bring to any business prepared to take its head out of the sand and proactively respond to today's challenges.

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'I enjoyed this book, learned from it - and strongly recommend it for those trying to succeed at the interface between business and society.' John Elkington, Chairman, Volans, and co-author with Jochen Zeitz of The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways To Connect Today's Profits With Tomorrow's Bottom Line

'CORE is a really important piece of work. We need this kind of principled clarity more than ever before.' Simon Anholt, Founder, Good Country, and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK