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National Urban Development Strategy

Reviewing national urban development strategies for developing countries this could at the same time apply to strategies for those already developed. One only has to look at some of the choked multilane highways in California and gridlock in other cities... Read More

Falling on deaf ears

Humans are social animals which means that like to congregate in groups. This obviously means that no one really likes to speak out of turn and generally people run with the herd, even if they don’t subscribe to all of whatever a current state of... Read More

What is the truth?

Trump probably can lay claim to popularisation of the term “Fake News”. Stretch that further and it becomes fake truth. What is truth coordinates with the theory of relativity because truth itself is really in the eyes of the beholder who sees it from... Read More

Make it easy for people to give you money

As Global Strategy Consultants, one of our specialties is to provide advice on how to make it easy for people to give you money. Think about it, look at what business you are in and see whether you are really making is as easy as possible for people to... Read More

An exercise in futility

As an analyst sifting through facts, you don’t allow personal emotions, likes or dislikes to get in the way. With the up and coming postal vote on Yes or No to same sex marriage, the result will be a NO. This is how it was possible to publish that Trump... Read More

Missing the obvious

Not having heard from Obama for a while, it's worthwhile remembering that as reported above, he did at least comment on the possibility of a universal basic income but as with so many other things he handled, the question was left wide open. The problem... Read More

Separation of systems

  With the eventual introduction of an eventual Universal Basic Income [UBI], already trialed and predicted to be a reality within 30 years, there will be political changes. The rationale being that if you have one person one vote, and people get paid an... Read More

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it might still not be...

Recent discussion on the educational curriculum’s inadequacy when it comes to science keeps politicians trying to throw more money at the problem. Putting that issue into my problem-solving box, a major idea springs out. We teach science one way or... Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORTING As an independent strategy consultant, there are often issues which have many sides to the coin. A current trend is for companies to try and make themselves appear socially responsible so their customers or... Read More

Will the computer win?

My first restructuring was while I was still at school and my father bought out the shareholders of Woodley Wines Ltd and turned it into a private company. My second was with Price Waterhouse during internship in Sydney with a takeover of Continental... Read More