Broken Hopes, Shattered Dreams….and Lemon Drops

Broken Hopes, Shattered Dreams….and Lemon Drops

  A darkness falls over the office, crackling lightening is accompanied by a rumble of mind-movie thunder whenever a belief has to be shattered. A reflex is a certainty from the person who is going to experience the adult version of the child who asks  "is there really a tooth fairy?" Despite keeping in mind [...]
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 [...]
Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business is ‘terrible’, we learnt today, from someone we’d worked with.  ‘It’s hardly better than last year’. ‘Great!’ Was our response, as we waited for this individual’s usual stoic resolve and general philosophy to give us their punch line.  ‘And how was last year?’ ‘Best year we’ve ever had!’ We already knew that.  We’d also [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No27-The Fryer

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No27-The Fryer

  How Not To Get Fried in Business? Think National Institution and, amongst many things, you’ll likely think Fish and Chips; the salty seaside traditional partnership superlative, which, because everything moves on and changes, needs outside the box thinking such as John McNeill’s  and Hugh’s Big Fish Fight, to adapt in business. A combination of, [...]