Monthly Archives: December 2013

Do’s and don’ts of the seasonal strategic “itch”

  Just before Christmas, in an unusually hot and humid period, I was attacked by “mossies” while sleeping. The blighters feasted on my left shoulder, leaving a very itchy area. So what you ask, and fair enough to wonder at … Continue reading

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100 great quotes for 2014

It is that time of year again, and everyone is offering their ’10 most” lists. My colleague Nelson Luc at Mobile Push offers this list of 100 great quotes via Forbes. Much better than some self centred “top 10 ” … Continue reading

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The “Santa” brand.

It is Christmas day, my adult children are off doing stuff, my wife is working for the man, so I am left with my thoughts, the prospect of a late, and very big lunch, accompanied by perhaps a few too … Continue reading

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Some non PC views on Holden

Amongst all the emotional rhetoric and dubious numbers being visited upon us by various interest groups and pollies after the announcement by GM that they will be folding their tents, there seems to be very little sensible analysis of the … Continue reading

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“Pitching” increases the stakes

Had an interesting debate at a conference a short time ago, something that I think makes a big difference, but is not usually considered, at least in my experience. The debate was the merits of pitching Vs what I call … Continue reading

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The idea gets better with eyeballs.

Years ago I worked in a small management group that was faced with the resurrection of a failed business. Problem was, the parent company was blissfully unaware, as the poor performance was hidden inside the operations and overhead recovery of … Continue reading

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The strategy cliché, and 5 questions.

For perhaps the 1,000th time last week I heard the “strategy” question asked. It comes in many forms: What is your customer strategy? What is your google strategy? What is your social media strategy? and so on. All are valid … Continue reading

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