The End of Q1 – what have you achieved?

June 30, 2021

It’s 30 June – we’re half way through the calendar year and, for most of us, 25% through the financial year ending 31 March 2022. If your revenue goal for the current financial year is say $1m (or $10m?)– have you recorded at least $250k (or $2.5m?) by 30 June?… Read More

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Thinking about productivity

June 23, 2021

Last month the NZ Productivity Commissioner stated that “New Zealanders are working harder rather than smarter”.  It seems we are working harder but producing less compared to other countries. NZ’s traffic infrastructure is not helping – the time getting to and from work, or around the city as part of… Read More

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Business, Tennis and Mental Health… a hot topic

June 16, 2021

Times are changing and mental health is a common discussion topic these days. According to Google “mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution… Read More

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Business Model v Business Plan… What’s the difference?

June 9, 2021

A business plan is a document presenting the business strategy and expected financial performance for the years to come. The business model is usually part of the business plan as it is the mechanism through which the business generates profit. The Business Plan The business plan covers the value proposition, target market, competitive advantage,… Read More

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Experience v Mastery

June 2, 2021

Someone’s CV or business profile may say, for example, that they have “20 years experience”.  After 20 years you would expect them to have gained mastery, or at a minimum competency, in that field.  But perhaps they have repeated one year of experience 20 times? The four stages of competency… Read More

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Taking A Different Perspective

May 26, 2021

Last weekend I walked a familiar loop track. I usually head upriver, across the foot bridge, then down river, climb the hill, cross another bridge, then home. Last weekend, on a whim, I reversed the loop. Interesting experience – seeing the familiar route from a different direction and perspective. I… Read More

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