THE JIGSAWER & THE TOUR-GUIDE

THE JIGSAWER & THE TOUR-GUIDE

A tell-tale our family is on holiday is a jigsaw puzzle. A Stackpool holiday isn’t a holiday without a tricky new puzzle. The puzzling can take all holidays, with the puzzle spot remaining frustratingly off-limits for non-puzzling activities until the puzzle has...
HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?

HOW MUCH IS THE RENT?

Do you ask your doctor what her fees will be next year? No, neither do I. Why do clients ask what the future ongoing fees will be for their financial advisers? Because, unlike doctors, they pay ongoing rent to their advisers. Is that typical of professionals?...
GET LEVERAGED

GET LEVERAGED

Some lessons from the covid pandemic promised to unleash new productivity growth. Studies don’t prove it. Yet. The Economist reported that post-pandemic spending is reinforcing supply lines, re-building inventories and attracting talent from the tiniest unemployment...
WHAT IS PROGRESS?

WHAT IS PROGRESS?

The first benchmark of significance to me was a number of flip-flaps. When I could do ten flip-flaps at one time, I’d make the school’s gymnastic team. Gary Kurtz from my class did it. But I could never get to 10. I have slowly moved on from my missed benchmark of...
ADVICE SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

ADVICE SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

I was a COBOL programmer. Not a very good one, but that didn’t matter in the early 1980s. Back then, every Tuesday’s Australian newspaper featured a twenty-four-page IT section, of which many pages advertised programming and analyst positions available, with most from...
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