Category Archives: Culture


Sales Management at the Heart?

I read an article recently saying that “CEOs who put sales management at the heart of their agenda have captured astonishing growth — outstripping their peers by 50 to 80 percent in terms of revenue and profitability”. I was a little astonished at this. To me it is like saying, the person that puts organic […]


Ballmer needs to refocus his Passion

Nobody can doubt Steve Ballmer’s passion when he speaks. Cut him in half and I am sure you will find Microsoft written down the middle like a stick of candy rock. However, it is where his passion is directed that is particularly of interest. He has always struck me as a man who’s passion is […]


What do Banks and Insurance companies have to offer?

Over the last few years there has been a constant stream of bad news and incompetence around the financial institutions and their leaders. Since the Barclay’s announcement and the ongoing review being undertaken by the British Government at the moment, I would like to bring a perspective to this debate that seems to be missing. […]


Bankers and Hubris – the words have become synonymous 1

So Bob Diamond steps down at last and his COO Jerry del Missier who had recently been sent to Canada, followeds. Diamond a year ago told Parliament that the time for bankers to apologize had passed….oh dear, hubris….or just what makes a Banker these days? Fred Goodwin of RBS was named ‘Fred the Shred’ for […]


We don’t need lower taxes….

The whole thinking about taxation has to change. A country needs revenue to build its infrastructure and for new exploration activities. Throughout history, developments like telegraph wires, railway lines, semiconductor cables, etc. all were non lucrative enterprises but they spawned great commerce and great enterprise. All these activities provided the infrastructure for great businesses to […]



Dalai Lama’s 20 Rules for Life

Great advice and certainly something to think about….. 1.Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others and – Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you […]


Whitney Houston – the lesson

Like many people, I am in awe of Whitney Houston’s voice and she probably had the most amazing voice of our life time. I could watch her for hours as she hit those notes and did so with seemingly little effort. Just amazing. However, as with Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston, let […]


Republicans don’t want any of them!

This is the story of the Businessman, the Religious Fundamentalist, the Politician and the Nationalist. Each has his own followers, and each has strong beliefs and believes he is the best man to lead his country. The problem is, the Party isn’t united over who they want. Truth is, none of them are appealing or […]


Being and Entrepreneur or Building a Business

I am seeing the word ‘Entrepreneur’ used a lot these days and in many cases it refers to people that are not Entrepreneurs at all. There is a lot of difference between someone that builds a business and an Entrepreneur. The trouble is, the word comes from french: 1875–80; < French: literally, one who undertakes […]