August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Language You’ll Understand:  Business Whilst amongst French friends a phrase was required but missing from known vocabulary to convey appreciation of their generous hospitality. Having later obtained the missing phrase it was repeated to the accommodating hosts during a car journey. The car came to a grinding halt as the French host, agitated, reverted to [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

Mooo-ve  Over: Business Strategy. Stand still and silently watch the world go by – and it will.  A wonderful thing to do but ill advised for businesses as, to be able to stand on your own two feet, business needs to keep moving.  By complementing the core, the `risk'  that all business is prone to [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.18 Brolly Brilliant Designers

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.18 Brolly Brilliant Designers

Complex, chaos, overwhelmed?  Sounds like an ad for headache medication or some form of network marketing business financial hype. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your stance, it’s the language of our era.  Every day some form of chaos or complex crisis is brought to the fore and as we’ve quoted before "any fool can make [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.16  The Freelancer

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.16 The Freelancer

Free as a Bird As businesses operate from one business cycle to another any economic uncertainty results in change and, as business models change, reorganization occurs which can further fuel economic uncertainty. Enter the Freelancer, the person who doesn’t want, to or can’t risk being, the employee that is laid off.  The fields in which [...]
A Meaty Metaphor in Business

A Meaty Metaphor in Business

As main thoroughfare for towns, the high street reflects the history of a place and its people, with its social habits and economy reflected in the shop windows. We were therefore intrigued by a recent talent show for various occupations, entitled Young (Whatever) of the Year, with the first episode finding talent from the world [...]