Funny how buses come in three’s isn’t it? It’s not an old wives’ tale either – the scientific evidence is that a phenomenon known as “platooning” is present in many forms of mass transport – even elevators – and clever mathematicians design systems that are supposed to alleviate the clumping that takes place. Being the…
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Following on from a comment I made in yesterday’s post… We know that a business plan is denominated in time and numbers – X profit in Y months, A sales of product B in C weeks – and so on. Business plans are about what we do. We measure with spreadsheets. We know that a…
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For once, I’m going to refrain from naming the client I’m referring to in this post, to respect their confidentiality. However, I have to report my own feelings of exultation when they shared with me the results of their last 12 month’s performance. Increase in sales – 10%. Increase in net profit before tax –…
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With retail sales for the last 3 months dropping well below previous years and in the aftermath of a hard economic outlook in Tuesday’s Budget speech, today’s Black Friday sales will be critically important for British business. UK consumer confidence appears to be low. The high street (and, it appears, everyone else) has gone online…
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There’s a quiet war developing between Google and Facebook for our attention when it comes to both writing and collecting patient reviews. Google want you to become a star reviewer and are prepared to encourage you to do that via “Google Local Guides” – appointing you as a person of influence if you make the…
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Sunday was largely a Bunker Day – back in the world of the freelancer, reading and answering 180 emails and my preparation for the week ahead. After a week of high carbs and plenty of red wine, today it’s back on the Paleo nutrition and abstinence for me – one cheat day a week from…
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Planning 10-12 weeks vacation every year. It’s still the best business decision I ever made. Listening to Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, talking about Free, Focus and Buffer Days in July 1993 (Toronto) and, after 2 years of procrastination, taking the plunge in 1996. Sometimes doing crazy stuff (like the trip to Oman in…
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