November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Sounds Like Team Spirit Marmite Moment, The Apprentice was, on a recent episode,  almost diluted to a thinly disguised former self when one team spectacularly fell apart; not for the first time, or last, at the usual seams but with a definitive splintering like shattering glass on a very hard surface.  No serious harm done [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

`At the end of the day'  is not only a well used idiom but also a state of fact, which is many things to many people. For example, for those involved with commercial transactions it might be their signal for the kettle to go on; in another time  for those same people it might have [...]
It`s in the Bag!

It`s in the Bag!

Sentence has been made for the next four years, following the Government scrutinising its spending. Laid out with little evidence, like a cadaver in a crime drama waiting for the inventive pathologist to make the seemingly impossible possible;  Spending Review. If only the financial crisis had DNA then the culprits could be nailed, but instead, [...]
Business Beasties: No2 The All-Seeing Befogged

Business Beasties: No2 The All-Seeing Befogged

Slump monster  lies in wait on the path of least resistance, in the nooks and crannies of distraction, however, venturing over the hill and too far away there is always the chance that the All Seeing Befogged will do some chasing. This monster seeks out victims when they are wearing the goggles of far sightedness, they [...]
October 2010 Noteworthy News

October 2010 Noteworthy News

Basel s brushing  around  as, after the Banking Supervision Committee said it will require lenders to have common equity capital to at least 4.5% of assets and will introduce a 2.5% buffer, the news was generally one of acceptance.  There are now mumblings of it being too excessive and debate will continue. Accountancy Counts  according [...]
October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Inflaming Opinion. "Do you mean to tell me, that you have hung your slender reputation on the broad shoulders of a eunuch cat?" A sarcastic comment made about a Marmalade Cat character in the Orlando books, bitter response when success was observed by a less successful peer of the author. Written by a painter  the [...]