In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

BOOM! The Only Acid Test "As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder" ~ John Glenn. There are some small numbers that can make a big difference to a business and there are some metrics that are readily available and [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

What's Growth Got To Do With It? Fact: Businesses are the closest to consumers When there are concerns  about consumers (pretty much a full time occupation for the business owner) those concerns translate to any concerns about the long term outlook – there is a connection between business’ consumers (customers) and forecasts of upward trajectory - [...]
Business Finance Junction – March 2014

Business Finance Junction – March 2014

The banking industry has seen a rise in consumer confidence for two years in a row, according to a new survey of 32,000 banking customers in 43 countries. The study around the world showed confidence increasing most in India, followed by Saudi Arabia, with confidence falling the most in Ireland and Spain.The survey showed 60% [...]
The Gatekeepers Of Your Business (Part 2)

The Gatekeepers Of Your Business (Part 2)

When things went wrong.... Coming about in relation to an outsourced service not meeting standards, the matter escalated when Customer Services proved ever more disjointed. I’d contemplated the situation with an initial conclusion, the situation was as clear as mud. It wasn’t until (eventually) meeting an appropriate manager who could efficiently illustrate that combining knowledge with [...]
Sink Or Swim With The Charts

Sink Or Swim With The Charts

The latest Bank of England Inflation Report  has altered Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s Interest Rate Policy since the first Report (August 2013). Now, reflecting the falling unemployment and economic recovery, policy will be determined by a wider range of indicators other than the previous indicator of unemployment falling to 7% or below. The [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

Pollex’s Up! Time Thief Where is the human Pollex situated? First day away from the office and, blessed crackers, I was exposed as a lazy thinker... I’d have to Google that one... I had no idea Thinking takes practice  -  When it comes to cramming certain facts, I’ve never managed to hold the map of routes [...]