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...
PRICING KNOWLEDGE

PRICING KNOWLEDGE

I used to sell shoes. Florsheim shoes. I thought I was pretty good at it. However, my mates used to say anyone could sell shoes when the shop is just outside the foyer of a Hilton Hotel. “What do you expect? If you’re going to sell fancy shoes, you’re in the perfect...
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...
GOOD ADVICE?

GOOD ADVICE?

What is good advice? Is it cheap advice? Is it easy to implement advice? Is it advice that provides better options? Is it advice that saves time or money? Is it advice from a trusted friend? Is it advice from an algorithm that assumes you aspire, behave and resemble...
The De-Brief Meeting – A Key to Build Firms Not Jobs

The De-Brief Meeting – A Key to Build Firms Not Jobs

The old fisherman with the summertime job running the rusty merry-go-round on Terrigal Beach taught me how to rig my fishing lines. He reckoned there was only one fishing knot I’d ever need – the locked half-blood knot. While my mates say I’m wasting money...
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