Ewan Pearson


Neologisms (new words), 2014 onwards

GPB has for a long time had a tradition of collecting new words, or neologisms. Whilst we have fun and a bit of a laugh doing so, it was not until the end of 2014 that we decided we should start to collate and publish them. So, with a little fanfare (“tra-la”), here is our latest list, […]


62nd Edition

Here is our 62nd GPB journal.  It is designed as an ongoing coaching tool for our clients, and is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, negotiations and business development.  Please write back if you wish to comment or add another reader, and – […]


GPB wins 2016 HR & Training Award

We are delighted to announce that following voting by the public, Grant Pearson Brown Consulting Ltd (GPB) has won “Best Communications Consultant – UK” at the 2016 HR & Training Awards. GPB is a specialist Communications and Business Development adviser, and the award is in that category. GPB advise to top management, mostly in the UK, but […]


In Vidi we trust, by Ewan Pearson

I recently saw a table of data comparing air quality in the last 5 Summer Olympic cities. Rio was second worst to Beijing. London was best. I am sure the data were sound, although no source was given. Perhaps the IOC? I should stress that in writing this article for you I have not been […]


Why do so few CEOs give “Killer Speeches”? by Ewan Pearson

Anyone reading the other articles in this Journal will see a theme….that speaking in public seems to be a very important thing for company CEOs and other leaders of organisations to do, and do well. Yes, true, but why? I recently addressed this question during a seminar (and some of you were there…). It is […]


Squeezing the Satsuma (part 2), by Ewan Pearson

Christmas is a ‘fruity’ time, and so it’s appropriate to squeeze the rest of the juice out of this story, to crack a few nuts and to get the core of the meaty content. For those unfamiliar with our last Journal, Edition 57, it is the hot story of the age: how to win business […]


GPB’s new Content Analysis Tool

We are delighted to announce the completion of the first phase of development of our new online Scientific Content Analysis tool. It is now ready to use, and is available to the public for free, and can be found at www.ca.gpb.eu. The purpose of this Tool is to help our clients (and anyone else who finds […]


Squeezing the Satsuma (part 1), by Ewan Pearson

A few of our clients are, with our help, undertaking major drives to further professionalise their Business Development and Pitching processes. Here we share some of our general thinking around the subject, for all of our clients. We have written an extensive paper with some new diagrams to capture some of our latest thinking and […]


57th Edition

Here is our 57th GPB journal. It is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, business development.  Please write back if you wish to comment and  – on behalf of our team of Richard, Alastair, Tim, Lynda and myself – we hope you’ll enjoy […]


The Value Equation, by Ewan Pearson

In Berkshire Hathaway’s 2008 letter shareholders, Warren Buffet wrote: Ben Graham taught me that “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.1 Being a Scot, I too like buying quality at low prices, and I like […]