Managing your business

Bullying

There are certain terms which appear to be taking over in our lives. Terms like health and safety, human rights and bullying. Bullying is one of the worst things in life both for children and for adults, but particularly for…

How to best destroy local businesses

There is only one thing more scary for Enterprise Britain than our central government and that is our local government. They will stop at nothing to frustrate any progress. Whilst the FSA allows RBS and friends to go ahead and…

Put some enterprise into education

From what I hear we have an education problem and if you believe David C most children today have behaviour problems. If you look back in history David I think you will find that each generation has a problem with…

This could be embarassing

How do I admit that I was inspired by President Sarkozy for my blog this week? Will I be forgiven if I tell you that I did not hear him speak, but I read about it in the Daily TelegraphWhat…

Values

You may have read some of my views on procedures from time to time and my cynicism about them. That does not mean I do not believe they are not important – good procedures are essential in a well functioning…

Teachers to join the elite!

That is such a nice thing for our future PM to say! It does of course reflect a hard core sentiment he holds, which is that teachers are not the elite. As a Conservative he knows that bankers are the…

True grit

I have a new business model and I am looking for investors. I am going to build an enormous stockpile of salt – enough to cover all the roads of our beautiful land for say 30 days. I want to…

It’s show time!

Happy New Year – and what an exciting year we can expect! First there is the elections – I love elections. It is free show time. Second there is the economy and there is good news there – even I…

An ethical approach to business is not just for Christmas

With Christmas a week away time to think about how we approach our customers. And as the saying goes, ‘an ethical approach to business is not just for Christmas’. It may surprise you but there are some truly ethical organisations…

Never give in to blackmail

It is time our overpaid bureaucrats in Whitehall learned how to manage people. One of the most important rules is, “never allow yourself to be blackmailed”. I figured this one out very early on, without all the consultants and career…