Increasing employment

19 June 2020

High employment increases innovation and thus our own job security.  The more people employed, the more buyers there are in the market and the more people who are providing great service and... Read more >

The hidden opportunities

31 January 2020

Years ago when I was a young thing just starting out in my first business I found an opportunity in London so I passed my local clients to a friend and over... Read more >

Creating a wickedly successful company

4 October 2019

$36B of value is being lost by Australian companies through lack of heart skills, says the latest Deloitte Lucky Country Report. Heart skills are skills which encourage kindness, compassion, acceptance, and caring;... Read more >

Self awareness is an antidote for bad culture

12 February 2019

The clamour for virtuous culture has been ringing for centuries. Its unabated noise reflects the reality of human existence. Our mix of good and bad emotions makes this message enduring, and us... Read more >

Haynes Housing & Politics

6 February 2019

The Treasurer, Minister Joss Frydenberg, has said he will implement 75 of the 76 recommendations of the Haynes Commission Report. The 76th deals with remuneration of mortgage brokers. The Treasurer says... Read more >

In whose interest are we working?

6 February 2019

The Final Haynes Commission Report was released on 4th February 2019.  The Australian Treasurer has advised that the government, if re elected, will implement 75 of the 76 recommendations. Recommendation 76 – ... Read more >

How to make a good decision

6 June 2016

There is growing interest in protecting emotional energy. A strong, rested, and well fed brain will return a reasoned solution to complex problem better than one which is stressed.  ... Read more >

The importance of ceremonies

12 May 2016

Last night I attended the inaugural Fellows Dinner for Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand, (CA) in WA. It reminded me of the importance of ceremony and times where old friends can... Read more >

3 crucial factors in budget setting

6 April 2016

The future can be only determined in hindsight and so it is crucial that strategic investments of people, technology, money and yes, even time, are well thought through. ... Read more >

The Ultimate Strategy

1 November 2015

Recently I was chatting to friends about leadership when I was reminded of a presentation that Mick Malthouse gave in 2011 on leadership and how the actions and reactions of the Coach impact club success. ... Read more >