This time tomorrow

A little while ago I picked up a manuscript offered by a friend.  ‘Read it for me?’ Reg had asked. It wasn’t a vast tome, some 120 pages of handwritten foolscap (in pencil) and I thought (as I weighed up the copy) that if the story was interesting enough, I would likely spend an afternoon deliberating theContinue reading “This time tomorrow”

What’s on your mind?

I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”

Bringing up baby

So, I was told Ben was quitting, yep, he’d had enough. It was time for him to take the foot off the gas and leave ‘the baby.’ He was to walk away from the business of ten years. I asked him what had happened that would make him ‘throw in the towel?’ I simply couldn’t see theContinue reading “Bringing up baby”

You, want to help me?

Yes Ian, I know someone who can help you with that … My friend had expressed a need for a specific kind of business support. With my offer being anything but extraordinary, I was somewhat taken aback with the reply: You do? But, why would you want to help me? I quickly explained that helpingContinue reading “You, want to help me?”

Our fair weather friend(s)

  “Hey, c’mon we’ll be late for kick-off!” It’s Saturday morning and I’d called by to collect one or two lads for the local rugby meet, the regular transport being unable to support us this time around … As the boys clamoured into the back of the wagon, there was the usual hubbub, high spiritsContinue reading “Our fair weather friend(s)”

Ready for the harvest

‘Busy connecting, that’s me Charlie … it’s looking good.’ Ben and I had been discussing his latest steps toward independence from business with mum and dad and now the conversation has moved to the new found sales network. With finance and the accountant now in place, Ben was happy to visualise how he could moveContinue reading “Ready for the harvest”

Vision through friends

The coffee was cold, cake a memory and as I prepared to leave the office the mobile sprang to life with text: ‘Just sent you an email, come back to me!’ The number was familiar although ‘nothing current.’ Being curious, I did of course proceed as instructed and checked ‘mail’ anyway. Hey Charlie, it’s JackieContinue reading “Vision through friends”