2018-03-20 Making money while losing the war

Today, while walking on the street, I saw a pest control advertisement. This made me think about a counterintuitive reality: there are businesses that are profitable while advertising that they will never be able to solve their customers’ problems. Interesting In this case, we talk about pest control, not pest elimination. The name made it clear, they -try to- control, not … Read More

Don’t be the next prey! Thoughts for separationists and isolationists.

In nature, if you are alone, you are the next prey. Being together is a tactic used by both predators and preys. For good reasons: being together is the, best way to survive. Millions of years of tests and evolutions cannot be wrong. In wars. Having alliances is the most efficient way to win the war or to avoid it. In … Read More

Read this if you feel that every day is a fire fighting and important stuff is left for when it is too late.

Do you recognise your day? Eight in the morning, good energy level, ready for a productive day. In my head a list of 10 things I will achieve today! Nine in the morning, starting the day. Turning on the computer and discovering 100+ unread emails, 10 chat messages and 2 post-its Noon, time to eat, and the feeling that I’ve not … Read More

Planning trips – Accelerate airport security check

The second article (The ultimate checklist for packing) on planning trips. We all know that one of the most painful moments in plane travel is the airport security check. Remove computers, tablets, shoes, liquids, and something new every month. Accelerating and simplifying security checks helps to have a better trip. Keep it simple This article is for men. Women you … Read More

Planning trips – The ultimate checklist for business trips

If you are a frequent traveller, two things always happen. First, you will forget to take or do something before leaving; second, you will forget something in the hotel room, never to be found again. Here is the checklist I created after losing yet another shirt. Having a checklist helps a lot to pack at home and pack at the hotel.

Online depreciation – a challenge for XXI century accountants

What is depreciation? What is online depreciation? Why are they different? Let’s say that you buy a car for £20’000.  So after buying it, the value is £20’000. Easy. Also, if after one year you try to sell it, the price would be lower than £20’000. It’s a used car. Every year the value of the car goes down. This change … Read More

Competing against a free product

Competing against a free product is possible. There is an industry thriving against a free, highly distributed and easy to use product – look at some of these ideas and compare them to your industry

The stress of having time

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“I don’t have time” is the main excuse to explain why we don’t do fitness, learn a new language, play golf, learn to paint, read… The list of things we want to do is always expanding and is often a source of regrets. But what happens when there is time, after retirement or success in business for example? In this … Read More