My New Website

Some people have asked why I am having my website overhauled.   What sort of thing is being changed?  Have I reason to be unhappy with it at present? I am having the content copied onto a new template.  The new one will be more mobile-‘phone-friendly and more...

How to beat “Crash for cash” scams.

I know I have included this advice in the Tip of the Month some time ago, but recent events have reminded me that the risk has not gone away. The usual trick is to overtake and brake suddenly, causing you to run into the back of their car.  Alternatively, they might...

Can Too Many Words Spoil Communication?

“No adjectives!” cried John, the author, “No effing adjectives?  Who says?” “It’s company policy.” replied Harvey, the executive from his publishers as he handed back the annotated manuscript. “Well, what stupid, blinkered, unimaginative, idiotic, moronic old fool...

Why do big businesses not manage risk better?

I have recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review of June 2012.  That statement probably tells you a lot about me, such as that I am way behind with my reading! The principal author was Robert Kaplan. There were several points in it that I think we might...

The Europe Risk

I have written before about the Corbyn risk.  There is a political risk facing this country now which strangely enough has nothing to do with him! It concerns the EU Referendum. There are many reasons for staying in the EU and many reasons for leaving.  I will not go...