What’s the purpose of Purpose?

“Because it’s there.” That was George Mallory’s classic reply when asked why he wanted to climb Everest. Now, as a business owner, if we were to ask why you chose your particular path, ‘because it’s there’ really won’t cut it. Perhaps it’s because you want to make lots of money, or because you enjoy what you do, or because you …

Strategy. Hit or myth?

Nowadays there seems to be so much fake news about, it’s only a matter of time before we get fake weather: tomorrow will be very hot with lots of snow. As a break from all this fakery, we’d like to give you a piece that promises to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! We’d like …

Would you fly a plane if you only knew half the controls?

‘You are cleared for take-off.’ ‘Just a moment. What does that button do?’ Let’s be honest, you’d never try and fly a plane unless you were totally confident of the controls, had been properly trained and knew how everything worked. But when it comes to a business taking off, that’s exactly what people do. They hope their business is going …

How certain are you of success?

You probably started 2018 with high hopes for your business. You hoped that sales orders would come in, that new ideas would work, that new recruits would live up to their CVs, that profits will grow, that your operations run seamlessly, that your marketing delivers, and that you can plan for the future. But now as Autumn approaches and the …