Yearly Archives: 2015

Risk Management:  The importance readiness planning

With the recent closure of the Forth Road bridge, commutes from Fife to Edinburgh by car have just dramatically increased by 30 miles each way, causing significant disruption for local residents. It is fortunate, in some ways, this has happened … Continue reading

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Real conversations and #SocialMediaEnvy

I seem to have become a fan of those property shows. You know the ones where they purchase a property in  a terrible state, yet a few thousand pounds later it’s transformed into a dream home. Always amazing and, for … Continue reading

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Driving fear? Lessons for us all.

Every week its seems there is another ‘corporate scandal’ in the media.  Outrage is expressed, and the twitterati react.  This week alone there have been three stories already. Volkswagen: Issue:  Misleading the emissions testing program Impact:  Potential fine upto $18bn, … Continue reading

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Data, data, everywhere and just no time to think

You know the refrain; ‘what does the data tell us on this’, ‘if only we had the data, we would be able to understand what’s going on here’ or my personal favourite ‘stop sending me spreadsheets, my inbox is full!’. … Continue reading

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Why can’t the rest of the year be more like summer?

Returning to the office after the summer can be tough. You worked hard all year and hoped to be able to take a break or at least slow down while the weather was better. You looked forward to it. Then … Continue reading

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Am I getting a good price for that? my lesson in price sensitivity

I recently had an issue with my car. Having driven the car over significant mileage over the last 12 months and leaving aside any comments about my driving style, I needed a new clutch mechanism. So I went off to … Continue reading

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Pluto, close encounter, close to home

Tomorrow a little space probe, travelling at 45,000 kph (or 1 about million km a day) will whizz past Pluto and its largest attentant moon Charon. At its nearest point it will be at an altitude of 12,500 km above … Continue reading

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Greece, whose fault is it anyway?

Developments in Greece are now happening fast, and with a risk of contagion across the financial system troubling. It could affect all of us more than we think. There are many statements being made in support of both sides. Some … Continue reading

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Leadership inspiration from the Womens World Cup 2015

Those of you who know me well, know I am not a great follower of football (soccer).  However this year is the Womens World Cup. Initially I started to follow because it was being played in Canada with both Canada … Continue reading

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Banks, a different approach by country

Last week I noticed my local HSBC branch had posted a notice to explain is was closing and relocating all customers to another branch 12 miles away. They are not the last branch in town, however it is, no doubt, … Continue reading

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