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The authors of Corporate Art Collections, co-published by our sister imprint Lund Humphries and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, demonstrate that corporate art collecting is alive and well, despite rumors to the contrary. An art collection can form an integral part of the cultural policy of any business, large or small, and can serve as an investment or asset diversification as well. Corporate Art Collections explores the collecting practices of international firms, including JPMorganChase, Monsoon and Progressive Insurance, and also provides tips on starting a collection.
Is it time for your firm to start or expand an art collection?
A recent post on Gower Author Peter McManners’ Blog discusses why the third industrial revolution, driven by the capabilities of highly versatile robots and new automated processes, will have problems that need mitigating. The first of these is increased environmental damage, ushered in by the first industrial revolution…read more here.
Peter is the author of Green Outcomes in the Real World considered as:
”excellent…provides a unique perspective on sustainability and globalisation” by Professor Emilio Herbolzheimer, Henley Business School
“ground-breaking book, Peter McManners shines a spotlight on some of the most intractable and important issues of the current age…should be compulsory reading for policy makers and students of international affairs.” by Paul Taylor, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics
and as a:
“valuable and incisive book…makes challenging proposals for a new balance of responsibility and partnership in world affairs. These are indeed critical issues which will determine the future of humanity in the twenty-first century.” by Martin Lees, Secretary General, Club of Rome
In her blog post The Rise of Stakeholders, Gower Author Lynda Bourne writes about the Google Ngram Viewer and shows how ‘the rise of “Stakeholders” from a pure legal/gambling term (the neutral party who holds the ‘stakes’ during a game of chance or similar) to its current status is amazing.’
The post is part of the blog’s overall remit to cover: Project management training and the PMI range of credentials including PgMP, PMP, CAPM and PMI-SP. Project ‘controls’ in the 21st Century, primarily the evolving role of scheduling as a key driver of project success but also Earned Value, PMOs, Governance and OPM3 and Effective stakeholder management including communicating for effective outcomes.
In her book Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding & Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders she talks about the central role of stakeholders in the successful delivery of organisational strategy becoming increasingly recognised, as well as the importance of developing a sponsor culture to support more collaborative practices within the organisation. Both blog and book explore how building, and managing, relationships with senior (upwards) stakeholders is essential for success.
Lynda is Director of Training with Mosaic Project Services focusing on the delivery of CAPM, PMP, PgMP, OPM3, Stakeholder Circle® and other project related workshops, training and mentoring services. She is also the Director of Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Adelphi, Maryland, USA.
She was the first student to graduate from the RMIT University, Doctor of Project Management course with a professional Doctorate in Project Management (DPM) and has extensive experience as a Senior Project Manager and Project Director specialising in delivery of IT and other business-related projects within the telecommunications sector working in Australia and South East Asia (primarily in Malaysia).