Just passing through …

  It’s ‘that’ time again David … What’s that you mean Charlie? I’m seeing a lot of interest in our business forum lately, much activity from those looking for the quick fix, you know, those out distributing the business cards, looking specifically for the next order, something to fill the hole. Hunters? We see lotsContinue reading “Just passing through …”

Let’s look after our mates …

Over the years I’ve discovered that success is powered by three things: The formula for success = your human capital (what you know) multiplied by your social capital (who you know) times your reputation (who trusts you.) You can take away all my money and even my customer list, but if I can keep my ‘smarts,’ my business relationships and reputation,Continue reading “Let’s look after our mates …”

The Christmas Presence

So, it’s not long ’til Christmas! What are you planning between now and then Charlie? My friend and I were meeting to discuss the opening chapter for his new book – something I was looking forward to getting started prior to the annual holiday. Coffee and the pastries were ordered as we sat down… Well,Continue reading “The Christmas Presence”

Reputable, reliable, referable

Is he reliable Charlie? Ben asks. Do you know him well enough to refer him?? Fair questions. I thought for a single moment and realised that this time, I just wasn’t sure of my answer… All in business have had times of dilemma, finding the reliable trading partners, co-workers and suppliers are part of that conundrum.Continue reading “Reputable, reliable, referable”

Refer you?

So here’s the scenario… ‘Looking forward to seeing you at conference Tim.’  Says I. To which Tim’s reply was … ‘Hey, yeah but sorry I cannot make that date now, I need to be elsewhere and I don’t want to let them down.’ Let THEM down … Most of us understand that the best kind ofContinue reading “Refer you?”