Tag Archives: Leadership


Big Government vs Big Business – is that a good basis for debate?

I am slightly amused at the recent debates and comments about the role of Government in society. Of course in the US it is a major rallying cry to the conservative base and a way to get them excited. However, I want to challenge some of the assertions being made and offer a different angle […]



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 […]


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 […]