“If your path through life is not winding, it’s likely not very interesting.” I have no idea where I picked this one up, but the older I get, the more and more I realise how very true this statement is.
I’ve spent a significant part of my life working as an auditor for Big 4 companies, first at Andersen, then at Deloitte, and finally, after a stint at IMS Health, I ended my Big 4 internal auditing career at KPMG. One of the realities of Big 4 work is expense reporting. And let’s be honest, … Continue reading How I used to detest expense reporting and don’t any longer
I’ve been using Trello as a personal productivity tool for the past 4 months. Turns out, it actually performs much better than any other tool ever did. Or, rather, I function a lot better with Trello than with any other tool I ever tried. Why? Let’s find out! Prior tools Trello is not my first … Continue reading Using Trello as a personal productivity tool
If you think about it, it likely sounds obvious, that need to consider your to do's before you actually start working on them … but do you really practice this most obvious of activities before you charge ahead to deal with that immense list of indefined stuff you need to deal with? Or do you … Continue reading Grooming your to do’s
During my time working as an internal auditor in development aid, one of the key challenges of the organisation I was working for was the management of a lot of projects ... about 200 concurrent ones. And one of the key discussions about those projects, which were quite often - remember, development aid - implemented … Continue reading What is a feasible commitment for a team?
Contrary to some traditional pricing models where the party bringing in the traffic invoices initial traffic at a high price, decreasing as the volume mounts, hospitality pricing models have found an equilibrium in that they succeed in balancing the pressure to sell by the hotel chain - bringing in the traffic - with the pressure … Continue reading How the hospitality model saves the goose as well as its golden eggs
Innovation requires business angels and VC’s, but is also requires contexts in which innovation can occur more easily.