Nothing Up Top

Nothing Up Top

Don’t quite know which is worse, those at the top knowing nothing, or those at the top being potential psychopaths? Interesting to read about a study which said that 1-in-24 business leaders who, apparently, although poor managers, are adept at climbing the corporate ladder; their inadequacies are covered up with lashings of charm and leanings [...]
September 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

September 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Take a Shot at Dysfunctional Business Someone suggests it would be good for two people they know to get to know each other better, so a phone call is made. Me:       Hello, is Mr Someone available please? Voice:   Sorry, they’re busy. Me:       No problem, what is the best time to call? Voice:   Next week might [...]
September 2011 Noteworthy News

September 2011 Noteworthy News

Ah! September! Don’t you just love the smell of manure in the morning?  As the not so good and not so great politicians and bankers return from their summer sojourns it’s no surprise that banks and politics once again dominate the headlines. The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) will report its findings this month; bankers [...]
Alien Uncertainty With Added Basel

Alien Uncertainty With Added Basel

The Martians Have Landed has probably got good odds of being an unlikely news headline even amongst a time of historic and previously unthinkable ones.  The survival of society has had the attention of gusto reporting because of the August Riots in London detracting from the continual uncertain headlines relating to fiscal survival. `How big [...]
August 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

August 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Practice 1-2-3 : The Business Standard All too often areas, even within the smallest of businesses, having potential for performance and growth are overlooked because standard good practice isn’t backed up with standard practice procedures. It doesn’t matter if it’s the economy, or hours of sunshine giving out a dip, drop, decline or rise, managing [...]