July 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

July 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Waiting for Pain to arrive.... is a Pain. What do coffee, a romantic, passionate, poetic or philosophical experience, a haunted house, champagne, electricity, waiting for test results, running, the dark, heights, certain chemical substances, some phone calls, dancing and being caught doing something you shouldn’t be doing all have in common? Answer to the frightening [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

Raise Your Glasses to Niche Markets There is a zeitgeist for business; to be successful, adapt to evolve. Whether Owner or Caretaker, and irrespective of size, sector or economic conditions, it’s an attitude that marks the business spirit for success. All sectors of industry have witnessed demise over the last couple of years and, amongst [...]
Suits You: Structuring a Business

Suits You: Structuring a Business

Outside the Box  is both a Marmite phrase and a Series  we run about businesses, and people, as a direct response to people we’ve encountered.  Often not knowingly, they’ve illustrated an attitude of creative thinking that enables their business an unconventional distinction or infectious energy; lateral thinkers we like a lot. With Value as a [...]
Businesses Keep On Delivering

Businesses Keep On Delivering

‘Pile it high and sell it cheap’ is the well known model for Tesco   founder Cohen and, when the market changed, they changed their model, and kept on changing.  Further changes, arguably in response to consumer demand after Sir Terry Leahy arrived, continued. Such consumer demand is responsible for a fascinating article by Leo Hackman,  [...]
Catering for Conversation

Catering for Conversation

Musicians, writers, scientists, artists from every field, and historical figures, were among the famous and not-so-famous; language wasn’t to be a barrier and fictional characters even entered the discussion after a recent `#Watercoolermoment'  with Enterprise Nation  (e_nation)  which had us thinking about our fantasy guests at a dinner party. Thus the debate began, and ran with [...]
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