The Commercial Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy

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The Commercial Benefits of Corporate Philanthropy

As you will know if you follow this blog, Rob O’Byrne is a keen advocate of corporate philanthropy. As a result of his passion for giving, Rob led his team at Logistics Bureau into involvement with the global Non-profit organisation B1G1. Of course many companies around the world engage in charitable giving, but have you ever stopped to think about why they do so? After all, a corporation doesn’t have a conscience to satisfy through performing altruistic acts. Why Do Companies Engage in Corporate Philanthropy? In many cases, as with Logistics Bureau, the decision to give away a portion...

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Do You Ever Stop to Think About Thinking Differently?

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Do You Ever Stop to Think About Thinking Differently?

As you will have heard if you took a look at Rob’s short video, Reflections on rather a Long Walk, one of his goals in taking an 800 kilometre walk from France to Western Spain, apart from actually reaching his destination, Santiago de Compostela, was to completely “unplug” from his hectic business life and spend some time just reflecting and taking stock. It wasn’t that Rob wanted to stop thinking. He just wanted to disconnect from the everyday and apply a different type of thinking for a while—something that an 800 kilometre journey on foot provides ample time for....

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Reflections on rather a Long Walk

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Reflections on rather a Long Walk

  You may know, that I recently walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Here I share some thoughts and ‘business life’ lessons from the journey. Here’s why I decided to undertake this journey....

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Some Fitness Thoughts for Busy Supply Chain Professionals

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Some Fitness Thoughts for Busy Supply Chain Professionals

As you may recently have heard, Rob O’Byrne has a new passion to add to his list of many—A passion for fitness. Rob realised that like many busy professionals, while he was taking care of business, he was neglecting to take care of his own health and fitness. Rob also recognized that this was a situation he needed to change if he is to continue his personal mission to help people succeed in their professional lives. In his inimitable style, Rob’s solution was nothing short of monumental. He decided to kick off his health drive by training for and...

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The Ethical Questions of Offshoring

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The Ethical Questions of Offshoring

As you may know, Rob O’Byrne and his team founded an offshore enterprise, named Virtual Done Well, based in the Philippine Republic and with a mission to provide business support to small and medium enterprises. So if you are a busy manager in a small or medium-sized organisation, would you consider it unethical to outsource some tasks, such as administration or accounting, to a Philippines-based company? Let’s explore one or two of the ethical questions of offshoring.   Offshoring Always Takes Away Local Jobs Does it? When you assign an overseas virtual assistant to take on your own administrative...

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A Conversation that Matters

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A Conversation that Matters

Rob O’Byrne talks to Paul Dunn about ‘things that matter’.    ...

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