I do a lot of stuff on the internet. All day long in fact. Sometimes I take a risk and order something or use a service and pay hoping that I will get something decent back. This week alone I had to let go one writer who started off well, promising the earth but as […]
Two things have happened to me recently which got me thinking about how using third party suppliers or partners can damage your reputation without you knowing. I had my boiler replaced by British Gas. They did a great job but the engineer told me that another company would be round to collect the broken boiler […]
I have a small army of people working for my company and yet I’ve never met any of them. I’ve paid them in excess of $100k. They work hard for me and do an excellent job. They are highly motivated to succeed because they know that, if they don’t, they will be replaced. That tends […]
*RANT ALERT* Almost every dealing I have with the government leaves me feeling angry and frustrated. It is partly the unnecessary levels of bureaucracy they love to add to everything but more so the fact that they send you demands for money and then perversley – make it impossible […]
I’ve actually heard this twice in my life. The first time it was while I was working on a contract. One of the permanent employees said ‘I always aim low, in that way I’m never disappointed.’ I heard it again today though and it got me thinking as usual.