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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

The Big Question – Britain and Europe

July 6th, 2016 // 11:39 am @

As the shock and panic subsides in the coming weeks following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the negotiations for a new relationship will become the focus for thought, and one core question will dominate. Britain’s decision to leave the European Union does not mean we will stop having a trade relation with […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

The Power of Business Structure

June 7th, 2016 // 6:39 pm @

How a business is structured has critical impact on how it reacts, what it focuses’ on, and how much of your staffs potential you unleash. Business Structure is rarely used effectively as a business tool, and the structure of the business is often a historical inheritance or a chart produced by the Human Resources department. […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership &Management Technique

Strategy to Execution The Key in a Rapidly Changing World

June 7th, 2016 // 5:07 pm @

The core of what a CEO is paid to achieve is too often lost in day-to-day management, and the need to react to today’s problem. Often even CEO’s themselves find it difficult to enunciate clearly exactly what their core role is. CEO’s core role is to develop a strategy for the business that adds maximum […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Donald Trumps Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

May 12th, 2016 // 9:30 pm @

Donald trump has, whether one likes or loathes him successfully executed a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. He will be the Republican candidate for President of the US, and whatever he says and does will be seen by the public as the word of the Republican Party. Now traditional leaders of the party are […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Donald Trump The Chameleon

April 27th, 2016 // 7:52 pm @

We seem to be moving towards a Trump vs. Clinton general election for the US presidency. The generally accepted view is that Trump is not a serious presidential option, and therefore Hilary Clinton should win the election easily. Even within the Republican Party many are worried not that Trump will loose but he will do […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

The Changing Nature of UK Politics

April 20th, 2016 // 4:53 pm @

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party came as a shock to many, both inside the party and in the general population. Since Mr Corbyn election many have talked of how to remove him from the leadership. This is based on the believe a Labour Party under his leadership is unlikely […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

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