Equal Opportunities

One of the things I have noticed since I have been involved in business networking is the variety of people I have met who are self-employed or involved in small businesses.  I have noticed a similar spread among those involved in network marketing, especially in the...

Putin and Hitler

Prince Charles has got into a lot of trouble for likening Mr Putin to Adolf Hitler.Lets be clear.  He did not accuse Putin of genocide or anti-semitism.  It was in the context of someone from Poland talking about Hitler’s attempts at taking over Eastern Europe,...

The Fox and the Cat.

It is quite frustrating in Risk Management when you come across businesses where nobody thinks there is a need to review their risks or how they are managed because there are already lots of controls in place.There is a very old story, I think it is one of Aesop’s...

Is mediation a threat to claims handlers?

There is an increasing pressure from the Courts and the Ministry of Justice for parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution, or Mediation rather than taking their disputes to trial. This trend predates the Jackson Report, but was certainly encouraged by it....

The Noonday Gun.

I have spent many years in Internal Audit in various organisations, managing some of their financial risks.  I have often studied and tested the controls they had in place, with often worrying results.  This was sometimes wrongly interpreted as overzealousness or even...