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Every question is a cry to understand the world

September 8th, 2014 // 6:23 pm @

The ability to effectively communicate is not a boon to a CEO, it is a necessity. The importance of effective communication is something that is not only critical in business but in life, and the reality is we are all much worse at it than we choose to believe. To effectively communicate is not to […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

CEO – Fiscal Competence

September 6th, 2014 // 3:30 pm @

No really good CEO can operate without understanding “The Numbers”. Much of business is about money and other key numbers, having a strong grasp of what the numbers mean is business critical. That is not to say one needs to be an accountant, in many ways that is a very different skill. A CEO must […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

CEO’s and Business Models

September 6th, 2014 // 3:21 pm @

As CEO you are the keeper of the business model, its development, its communication, and the key decisions that it drives. A Business Model is to me the rational of how a company works, and from that it is simple to understand what are the critical inputs to drive success and what are the critical […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

Visionary CEO

September 6th, 2014 // 2:58 pm @

Successful CEOs need ‘a number of key skills including, vision, Business model understanding, fiscal competence, leadership and the ability to communicate. Vision is a prerequisite of any competent CEO. This requires a clear view of how you want the company to be in the future. This is not something that merely adorns the walls as […]

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Category : Blog &CEO

Doing Something Really Stupid

August 15th, 2014 // 10:00 am @

EE the mobile phone provider also working under the brand name Orange, announced yesterday it will charge 50p if you want your customer service call answered as a priority. This is a decision that is extremely short-sighted and one a capable CEO would have stopped. It is worth remembering no one makes a stupid decision, […]

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Category : Companies

Job Boards – A New Business Requiring New Thinking

July 15th, 2014 // 12:13 pm @

The growth of job boards as a way of advertising for staff has revolutionized the recruitment advertising business. It is however a new business that requires a different mindset if one is going to be successful, and some companies have been more successful than others in navigating these new business drivers. Firstly it is important […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Marketing Job Boards

July 15th, 2014 // 12:12 pm @

Effectively marketing an online media business is a new challenge that has emerged as the use of the Internet has grown. A decade ago having your site show up on Google’s first page was all you really needed to do. The world has moved on and a good deal more sophistication is now required. As […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

Sales Economics and Structure Job Boards

July 15th, 2014 // 12:11 pm @

The economics for Job Boards are unusual (See – Job Board Economics) and those of the sales operation are particularly unusual. Several key facts drive this unusual sales dynamic. Firstly Job Boards are now often valued as a multiple of revenue rather than profit, therefore raising revenue has an unusually high impact on the value […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

The Power of Online Monopolies – UK Housing Market

June 19th, 2014 // 12:27 pm @

Online advertizing is proving to be a massively profitable business, if one can achieve market dominance, and if one understands how in such a media business profit can be driven from such leadership. Rightmove and Zoopla, who between them have two thirds of all the time home seekers spend online, dominate the online advertizing of […]

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Category : Business Strategy &Companies

Where did the Great Leaders go?

October 11th, 2013 // 4:24 pm @

Where did the Great Leaders go?  Our world does not seem to have the truly great leaders we once did, Ronald Regan, Margret Thatcher, Marin Luther King, Gandhi and many more. One may have agreed or disagreed with what they stood for, but they were all capable of changing what was possible. Now we have […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

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