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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

The New Faster Business World

October 7th, 2013 // 5:09 pm @

One of the greatest challenges to managers of businesses is the sheer speed of change. It can be a huge opportunity to those who understand it and embrace it, or it can destroy those who do not. To demonstrate the swiftness of change, lets look at some of the winners and losers of recent years, […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

Managing your Manager

May 16th, 2013 // 5:47 pm @

There are occasions in business when your manager is not able to give you the level of managerial input you would want. And this proves difficult for many people, causing confusion and conflict. There are several reasons why your manager may not be able to give you the input you want and deserve, these include: […]

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Category : Management Technique

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

Why are you telling me?

May 15th, 2013 // 7:39 pm @

When communicating with a colleague in business make sure you know why you are communicating with them, and what response you desire? When you and them have different expectations, confusion will ensue! The core of communication is to take an idea in your brain and to communicate that idea to someone else’s brain. Sounds simple, […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

Understanding the Strange Sales Animals

May 14th, 2013 // 4:58 pm @

There is in many organizations a cultural gap between the salespeople and the company. In most cases this causes no more than low level antagonism between the parties, but in more extreme cases can cause a significant fall off in the sales teams performance. It is worth trying to understand this gap, and how it […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

Fast & Furious Communication

February 21st, 2013 // 7:11 pm @

The massive increase in the speed and volume of communication is a critical issue in modern business. Historically communications were much slower than those of today. In the days of sail powered ships, getting a message to India and back could take a year. In 1879 the UK got itself into a war in South […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

New Business Models – Classified Advertising

February 12th, 2013 // 9:25 am @

The Internet is changing many businesses in dramatic ways, those who win from this will be those that understand and embrace their changed business model most effectively. One industry that should suit the Internet perfectly is classified advertising, whether it is for cars, homes, jobs or any other advertising we are used to seeing in […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

The Future of The Internet

February 11th, 2013 // 7:13 pm @

The Future of The Internet Do you want an Internet Fridge? The Internet has now been with us for two decades, yet it still has a long way to go in its development, technically, how we interact with it, and where we stop its incursions into our lives. It is worth remembering what the Internet […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

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