‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’
This old proverb has been renowned and repeated through the decades, declaring that it is impossible to retrain someone or something that is aged and set in its ways. In our current age of disruption in the world of business, this is a toxic way of thinking that destroys the companies which live by it.
Over the last week the world has watched as the restaurant empire of Jamie Oliver has partially crumbled. After struggling in many of its branches in the last few years and several attempts to revive it in investments, the UK branch has collapsed.