Monday, February 22, 2010

New iPhone Applications

I have found 2 useful business related applications for the iPhone. They are 1. The Harvard Business Review Tips (HBR Tips) and Biz Classic which is a selection of business classics from over the years. I found some of the business classics from the 1920's to be very clear and redable compared to some of the academic, MBA goggledegook that is served up today.


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Friday, February 19, 2010

Towards Business Sustainability

We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems.

Janet Holmes a Court

The age of rapacious growth is coming to an end as we exhaust the earth for raw materials. The businesses of the future will be balanced between profit and societal good.


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Failure Breeds Success

"Each failure to sell will increase your chances for success at your next attempt."

Og Mandino

This is an important lesson for all business owners and shows the importance of attitude. Sales is a numbers game and those brave souls who do well with cold calling know that about 2 in 100 calls will give significant income opportunities. Don't focus on the failures look at the successes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Going the Extra Mile

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.
Gary Ryan Blair

It is the extra mile that makes the difference, push yourself further than your competitors and you will win. Perseverance and stamina are two underrated attributes of people who have been successful in business.


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Monday, February 8, 2010

A View on Business Problems

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. Poul Anderson."

There are no simple answers to complex problems so stop looking for quick fixes. The complexity of the business environment is what makes it exciting. If it was easy we would all be rich.

The world is full of get rich quick schemes but there is no magic shortcut Business success relies on hard work and garnered experience.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Business Life

I'm a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it's about learning and growth, and developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love, and joy, and so forth. And so if that is the case, then I think our goals should include something which stretches us.

Jack Canfield

Being in business is all about learning and growth. We grow when we fail and grow when we succeed. Every day in business is a day to learn something new. Keeping up to date in business stretches you when you set stretch goals.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

The Nobility of Small Business

"Aspiring to a small business that does what it does very well is a noble pursuit."

Narenda Rocherolle.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Analysis before Action

Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread

The above quote is useful on a business context. The take home message is to do your homework before committing yourself to action.

Things are not always as they seem. In my time being the CIO at a medical software we had a saying, code now and repent later. In IT it is the golden rule to tie down the scope at the start.

Analyse any business process or problem before acting. Don't get confused between the symptoms and the root causes.

Go well