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


With debate now off and running on the Australian Budget brought down last night, it brings back the question of confrontation and what can be done about it. In politics one side makes its pitch and then of course the other side has to have... Read More


How do you make a country great again. History says build an army. When you have an army, what do you do with it? Hoping always that you are wrong, even after predicting Trump’s presidency long before he was even considered a contended, the catch phrase... Read More


Hard line communism did not work and now democracy as we know it is about to change. With the Trump inauguration looming it is pertinent to reflect on the changing face of democracy. With the advent of social media people don’t have to wait for elections... Read More


BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE Lack of government interest in social engineering will ensure that people will live longer. What no one seems to know is what to do with this added life span. Japan has been experiencing a new trend in their workforce with... Read More


One of the most successful ploys for politicians is to throw a dead cat on the table. The dead cat means nothing, suggests anything and is a perfect diversion. Harvard MBA 101 advises that if you or your company ever get attacked for any perceived... Read More

Trump-his elephant in the room

      As Presidential candidate, so far they have not been able to throw enough mud at Donald Trump to make it stick. There is still the problem over his refusal to release his tax details. And therein lies the elephant in the room.   Unlike a... Read More

God Save the Queen

With the UK about to decide if it wants to remain in the EU, the arguments for and against Brexit rage on. When the UK did not adopt the EU common currency it might be argued that it was never convinced anyway and this is just the next step.  When the EU... Read More

When a speech can be too good - ask Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s brilliant crafted acceptance speech putting her as the first female contender for the white house unfortunately will cement a win for Donald Trump. That is the problem when you are too good. It was another speech. The average voter is... Read More