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Sometimes you have to change strategy

Oscar Wilde once observed, ‘When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. Let’s dive into the world of Marvel Entertainment, a tale as captivating as the comic book heroes they brought to life! Back in the late 90s, […]

“Will it make the boat go faster”

Boat

“Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?” 🚣‍♀️ A great lesson for business 😉 It’s the inspirational account by Olympic gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis. The core lesson revolves around the story of his journey with the British men’s eight rowing team, which, after years of disappointment, won gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The […]

Sometimes chasing sales is the wrong strategy

Mad-scientist

Steve Jobs once said, ‘Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.’ Ready to lead?” You know how sometimes the most brilliant ideas come to you when you’re not staring at a spreadsheet, balancing your books, or doing the grunt work of business? Well let me tell you about the magic of “15% time” at […]

Value Pricing

“A wise old saying goes, (I think it was Red Adair) ‘If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.’ Shall we weigh the cost of expertise?” Ever heard about that one colossal ship with the moody engine? No? Grab some popcorn 🍿 So, this beast of a ship […]

Abusive tax avoidence – Don’t fall foul of GAAR

Voltaire wisely pointed out, ‘Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.’ So when presented with a sure-shot financial win, should one dive in headfirst?” In the heart of London, not far from the iconic dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a tantalising financial proposition began making waves. It was known as the “Icebreaker […]

Abusive tax avoidence – HMRC have wide powers

Tax advice

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, reflected, ‘It’s only when the tide goes out that you discover who’s been swimming naked.’ Curious about who got caught in the financial ebb? Eclipse 35: The Cinematic Tax Tangle 🪢 Picture this: a dimly lit, plush office in the heart of London’s financial district. Expensive cigars float wisps […]

It’s not always how much you sell but the value of what you are selling

“As Oscar Wilde quipped, ‘The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.’ Are you charging your worth?” Imagine walking into a posh boutique, casually browsing, and then setting your eyes on a handbag with a price tag that makes you do a double-take. “Surely, that’s the price of a car?” you […]

Business needs to innovate to grow

Sun Tzu said, ‘Opportunities multiply as they are seized.’ But what occurs when one slips right through our fingers?” Alright, gather ’round, folks! Let me spin you a yarn about a giant that once was – Kodak 📷 Back in the day, saying “Kodak” was synonymous with saying “photo.” You didn’t take a picture; you […]

You need to be adaptable to change and monitor trends in your business

“Taking a page from Darwin, ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one most adaptable to change. Nokia’s Roller Coaster Ride: From Top Dog to Underdog and Beyond 🦴 Remember when Nokia was the king of the phone jungle? Ah, the good ol’ days! If […]

You absolutely need accurate up to date financial data run your business

“As Mark Twain quipped, ‘Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.’ Grab a cuppa and settle in, my friend. Ever been to Starbucks? Of course, you have! But did you know there was a time when our beloved coffee haven was in hot water? No pun intended! […]