Do your leaders have 5 Fingers ?

Down here in Australia they are as apathetic to politicians as we Brits are. But 100% do have to vote. Even if sometimes the voting system means they vote for all 99 candidates in sequence and some weird guys get in – apparently even the Monster Raving Loony party could get seats in Victoria! Our […]

How funky is my life?

Here’s an interesting one from an inspirational client: “How funky is my life?” Just googled but I can’t find the poet. Maybe he wrote it himself. Try answering a few of these questions ….. Are you normal, boring, grey? Are you middle of the road? How do you move around the world? Quick, swiftly, impressive, […]

Amazon, then and now: what’s the not-so-secret secret?

I make no apologies for printing this Amazon shareholder communication in full. It’s rich in its simplicity on short v long term decision making and its investment in customers ahead of any need to do so. And fascinating to see the consistency with the 1997 communication shown below it. To our shareowners: As regular readers […]

Sales bonus schemes are old hat – you need a leaky bucket

I came across a good article talking about eMetrics  via Smart Insights always a good source on real e-stuff rather than hype. Apparently there’s a whole event for it. Talking of hype, it has a Gartner graph on hype over ‘big data’ technologies – quite an interesting list. The article is written by someone I […]

Communication is there to get execution. Talk with people, not at them.

I listened to this twice through – some very simple ideas that really tie good personal communication to execution. From Allan Leighton when he was at the Post Office. Summary “People and customers as the 2 big things in business. Why people win: getting the right people in, being very customer focused and executing well. […]

Transformation in large businesses

Interesting post by David Marcus, President at Paypal on LinkedIn – laying out what he’s trying to do to change Paypal – to turn the tanker is harder than ” a kart”: Set a destination. Communicate it simply. Repeat. Again, and again. Lead the way. Show how it’s done. Get your hands dirty. Build a […]