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Discrimination, Why?

January 12th, 2018 // 2:28 pm @

Discrimination continues to blight our society and our business’s, whether it is sexual, racist, sexuality or any other difference; we continue to discriminate against each other. It is socially unacceptable to talk about this but it lies just below the surface as Donald Trump has so clearly demonstrated in recent days. The damage done by […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

How Bannon Lost Trump

January 8th, 2018 // 11:28 am @

Steve Bannon has initiated a very public conflict with Donald Trump. Mr. Bannon is a politically astute operator, who will have known exactly the public interest in the comments he made to Michael Wolff, for his new book “Fire and Fury”. The question that comes from his actions is how could two people so closely […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Leadership – Beyond the Charisma

April 17th, 2017 // 7:23 am @

Leadership in a CEO is critical; it can literally make or break a company, yet everyone has a slightly different view of what leadership is. Today in our modern world of instant communications, some Business Leaders have become “Personalities”. Their actual commercial abilities in the businesses they have lead does not support this near cult […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

Nigel Farage “The come back kid”

November 20th, 2016 // 10:56 am @

Nigel Farage has resigned and rejoined UKIP several times, and having completed his life’s work and got an exit vote from the EU, he talked of retiring to a quieter simpler life. Then suddenly he is standing by Donald Trump, advising Donald, and latter was the first foreign politician to meet the President Elect. Mr […]

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Category : Leadership &The Future

Isolationism is Back

November 20th, 2016 // 10:33 am @

The developed world is changing in a profound manner and not for the better. Since the end of the Second World War, countries have generally tried to integrate both economically and socially with each other. More open barriers has been a key stalwart of economic growth since it became practical, under the protection of free […]

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Category : The Future

Why is Democracy so Slow to Take Hold?

October 25th, 2016 // 7:01 pm @

Those of us who live in functioning democracies find it hard to understand why even when the opportunity is offered to societies; the growth of real democracy is painfully slow. “Democracy is the worst form of Government, apart from all the rest” to quote Churchill, but following the fall of the Soviet Union, and the […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

What Makes a Great Finance Director?

October 25th, 2016 // 5:44 pm @

I have had the privileged to work with several first rate Financial Directors, in different countries, cultures and business’s. They all shared a wider understanding of their role within the company and how this varied from how traditionally finance teams were viewed. The conventional historical view of finance teams is that they record the business’s […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

Why is America so Angry with Itself?

October 19th, 2016 // 1:52 pm @

America today is angry, at its politicians, its institutions, its media, and at itself. It is this anger than Donald Trump has tapped into, and has flamed for his own personal ambitions. It is too easy to dismiss Trump as unelectable for what he says amount almost every minority group, he is following a well […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Why do Most Acquisitions Fail to Deliver

August 23rd, 2016 // 6:36 pm @

Acquisitions can be an excellent way to increase shareholder value, however the majority of acquisitions fail to meet the financial goals set for them. Acquisitions by large tech companies have become a trend in recent years where companies use acquisitions to stay at he forefront of technology in their industry, by identifying possible trends or […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &CEO

Why Boris at the Foreign Office?

July 18th, 2016 // 3:16 pm @

The Prime Minister, Theresa May’s new cabinet looked like a bold but sensible move forward and away from the government of David Cameron, towards a competent cabinet loyal to her. Then she put Boris Johnson in as Foreign Secretary, and even he seemed surprised, and the world giggled assuming it was a joke, but it […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

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