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Debt Crisis – What is Really Going on?

July 28th, 2011 // 9:25 am @

The media is covered in news of the “Debt Crisis” but little explanation of what that means. I would like to look at what the debt crisis’s is, why it exists, what we need to do to deal with it. The debt crisis is simply too many governments owing too much money, and concern over […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

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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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

What is at the core of your company – product or idea?

June 29th, 2011 // 9:42 am @

What is at the core of companies that survive and prosper for decades, and those that are great for a while and then die? What makes a company successful in the long term? It is often at the core of how they see themselves in relation to their market. Do they understand their relationship with […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Managing Outcome V’s Activity

May 31st, 2011 // 8:17 am @

Does this sound like a business you know? Frantically busy managers, complaining they are over worked. Managers complaining that they have to do everything themselves Staff who look disinterested in the company and their jobs. Key things not getting done, with a sense of disorganization. Well, if this reminds you of a company you know […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

Why don’t People do what I told them too?

May 21st, 2011 // 7:47 pm @

I was working with the owner of a company recently who bemoaned to me “I told my staff what to do, why are they not doing it?” It is a common managerial issue across all kinds of organizations that managers tell their staff what to do, and staff don’t do it. This often leads managers […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

When Business Value is more than Business Value

May 21st, 2011 // 2:09 pm @

The massive share price valuations for companies that are perceived to be in the right “Space” are back, we are into another bubble for prices of these stocks. Eleven years it was almost anything on the Internet, and at the time I was deeply involved with Stepstone.com as it floated for hundreds of times it’s […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

“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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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

How a lack of strategy impacts staff

May 1st, 2011 // 5:00 pm @

Most employees in most companies spend a great deal of time moaning about the company that they choose to spend 35 hours a week at? And senior managers spend an equal amount of time complaining about the staff they choose to pay many thousands of dollars a month too. Seems odd? Too often the root […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

Vancouver the California of Canada

April 19th, 2011 // 3:17 pm @

Vancouver is a unique business location, and understanding its character can help you run a successful business in the city. Cities all have unique characteristics, which impact significantly on how friendly they are for running a business in, and also how you should interact with the workforce within each city. Cities are like people, they […]

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Category : Blog &Key Business Success Drivers

Warp Speed Business Change

April 16th, 2011 // 3:59 pm @

The world is in a continual state of change, which is now so fast we have stopped noticing the extraordinary world in which we live. To put it in historical perspective, between the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, until the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837, very little really changed. Politically […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

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