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Understanding the Question Before Trying to Answer it

May 16th, 2013 // 2:42 pm @

Often in business conflict is caused when a problem is tackled before the question at hand is fully understood and agreed upon. The problem is often not finding the right answer it is agreeing the question. There are a number of reasons why we all do this: The first is simply we are keen to […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique &Other Thoughts

The Herd Mentality in Business

February 9th, 2013 // 2:00 am @

Within the business world many decision follow what appear to be trends, but in fact represent the herding instinct many decision makers are influenced by. This desire to be inline with what the majority are doing represents our instincts and many corporate cultures. This herd mentality can be seen in almost every area of business, […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Desperate Marketing

February 7th, 2013 // 12:12 pm @

There is a growth in aggressive marketing verging on the desperate. Not only from the unscrupulous players there have always been, but now from major companies, why? Facebook is placing “Suggested Pages” into our feeds, presumably having not been able to generate enough revenue from its traditional advertizing to support its share price, and shareholder […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Is it time to let the ladies take over?

September 29th, 2011 // 4:50 pm @

Traditional stereotypes portray women as the more emotional gender, and therefore less able to deal with business decision making under stress. Research undertaken by Dr. Coates, a Neuroscientist at Cambridge University suggests the exact opposite may be true. The doctor’s work looked at traders on various market trading floors and their reaction to success and […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Other Thoughts

Will the Euro Zone Contract?

August 24th, 2011 // 10:13 am @

Countries pulling out of the Euro has been described as “Unthinkable” by politicians. When politicians make such statements it is time to consider that possibility as being very real. The economic reality is, a shrinking of the number of countries in the Euro zone is now a very real possibility. The major Euro zone countries […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Why Political Will Matters

August 10th, 2011 // 5:41 pm @

We live in dangerous economic times; many of the world’s major economies are in recession, and have associated financial problems. The two major world currencies, the Dollar and the Euro are under immense pressure. In these difficult times we need good, and preferably great governments. What most countries need now are governments who can achieve […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Other Thoughts

Fury in Athens – The Economic Reason

June 29th, 2011 // 11:29 am @

The debt crisis is keeping many journalists fully employed, especially the more lurid parts of the crisis, such as the riots in Athens. But they have done little to really explain the underlying issue, or where that issue came from. It may seem ludicrous to us that people are on the streets rioting to get […]

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“May you live in interesting times”

May 1st, 2011 // 6:20 pm @

This is supposed to be an old Chinese curse, whether it originated in china or not is unclear, but what is important is that it was a curse. “Interesting times” were ones of profound change, and therefore dangerous. We live in “Interesting times” and the latest incarnation of those times, is the change in the […]

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