WHY ROME WASN’T BUILT IN A DAY

A project I’ve been working on for several years has launched. It covers mountainous data, long-term effort and far-ranging views. If you run a business or association (and wish to do better) this should interest you. Read the full post at LinkedIn.

HOW SWISS CHEESE TURNS GOOD PEOPLE BAD

If a business is found to have acted unethically or unlawfully, observers commonly tar people in the business with the same brush. We assume it’s ‘they’ (people acting badly) who caused the problem – rotting the enterprise from within. But is this correct? Read the full post at Minds.com

HOW TO FIX WHAT’S ACTUALLY BROKEN

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‘The damn printer’s not working. Again! It’s just too old. We really need a new one.’ Sound familiar? This is a ‘problem’ phrased so the reporter’s favoured ‘solution’ is obvious. The real problem, however, (e.g. that the current printer keeps jamming) isn’t defined. If it were defined, other, possibly better solutions (e.g. use only manufacturer-recommended paper) may […]

DECISION TIME

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PLAN B? Ralph is starting a US firm with two others. He asks me which structure (S corporation or limited liability company) he should use. While this isn’t my area, I suggest an approach: Study online comparison tables. Become familiar with both structures. Seek independent accounting advice. Choose the better structure. In short: know what […]