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Your time is your life

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I’m sure you have read time management and other business quotes where the dialogue starts. “imagine you are at your own funeral….” This week I attended the funeral of a friend that died of cancer. Many beautiful things were said about his success in his career and business interests, his devotion to his family and […]

Talk to me in numbers – applying metrics to business success

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If you have ever found peformance issues and the reasons being given seemingly incredibly complicated, then perhaps distilling the essence back to the number only may be the answer you are looking for. For example, let’s say sales performance is down. A person can provide any number of reasons, incredibly well argued, as to why […]

Don’ta worry – Dumb Business thinking to avoid Part 2

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Have you ever experienced the debilitating situation of not knowing what decision to make in a difficult circumstance? Or found yourself overwhelmed by the sheer volume of email and interruptions within your workday? In case of the former it is caused by uncertainty (not enough facts) and a less than comfortable risk of decision failure. […]

The Plagerisation Generation

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“You didn’t make that up. I heard that / saw that / wore that 20 years ago….” One of the art directors I used to work with when I was in the advertising industry commented on retro styling. His observation was that new designers would explore new and different concepts for a goodly part of […]