Category Archives: Current Issues



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 […]


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 […]


American General Election – like a good movie with the good bits missing

As I predicted, the Republicans chose Romney as their candidate and so now the General Election fever has got going. The country is faced with Romney and Obama, and what a sad state of affairs that is. Here is my take: I said on a number of occasions in the past, Republicans are going through […]



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 […]