1307, 2017

Don’t make the mistake of fighting the future

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |

The future is a scary place. The internet might destroy our industries. Robots might take our jobs. So much of human existence is about control. We yearn for control. It dominates the way we manage [...]

705, 2017

Why you must start planning for retirement immediately

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , |

Anyone who’s planning to rely on the pension to fund their retirement is making a big mistake. Don’t take my word for it – just look at the hard demographic facts. Australia’s population is ageing. [...]

1904, 2017

Birthdays: the global delusion

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|

Is it your birthday today? If so, don’t expect me to wish you happy birthday, because I’m not happy about it. That’s not to say I’m upset it’s your birthday. I’m just not happy about [...]

1603, 2017

Why your company is (almost certainly) going to die

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: |

After years of procrastinating, I finally read Only the Paranoid Survive, the business classic written by former Intel boss Andy Grove. It put me in a reflective mood. The main theme of Grove’s book, which [...]

203, 2017

How to score free publicity for your business

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , |

It might seem unlikely, but every SME is capable of attracting media coverage – provided you follow a few common-sense rules. During my years as a journalist, I gave free publicity to hundreds of businesses [...]

2202, 2017

Don’t be a customer-centric idiot

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , |

The research is in: people who speak plain English are considered smarter than those who use corporate bullshit. In a nice coincidence, I discovered this research soon after reading a stupendously awful strategy statement from [...]