WHERE HAVE ALL THE OPTIONS GONE?

A long time ago, after much flurry and excitement I remember first reading the Harmer Report and its recommendations into changes to the insolvency laws.  It was even more exciting to watch as the new legislation came into being in 1993.  The new world order had arrived!In fact at the time our Firm was considered … Continued

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HANG THE GUILTY BASTARDS!

Oddly at the moment I find myself in control of a building company somewhat smaller than the one that’s drawing all the headlines.  I have been in the role only a matter of weeks prior to the more notable one.  So I was somewhat taken aback when I saw the Administrators ad offering the larger … Continued

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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

Over the recent months, as has been noted in this Blog we have been commenting on the goings on at the Banking Royal Commission.  One key and growing concern was the potential involvement of the major accounting and legal advisory firms who, in the background, would have been advisers to both the banking sector, as … Continued

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SORRY FOR THE SILENCE

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of words over the past few weeks but we’ve had a couple of run-ins with health and hospitalisation problems with staff and family.  All now on the road to recovery so hope to have some more constructive comments up soon.

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IS EVERYTHING DIVISIBLE BY NUMBERS?

In a recent article that was circulated my way on LinkedIn, “How Robots Hire Job Candidates”, it was relating how artificial intelligence (AI) will fuel the recruiting of the future.  This, at least to me, is an interesting puzzlement. Two of the key traits that I have always held critical to my recruitment process have … Continued

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CAN LAWS AND REALITY CO-EXIST?

This week one of the most prophetic statements was made at the Royal Commission when Mr Martin, Clearview’s Chief Actuary and Risk Officer, admitted that “it is virtually impossible to sell life insurance over the phone in compliance with the relevant financial services laws”.  Not only is it an important observation based on all of … Continued

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HIGHLY PERSONALISED SERVICES

It is interesting to read all the material that is coming out these days about how Artificial Intelligence (AI), continually improving and increasing abilities to collect data, combined with the better analysis of that data using algorithms will so radically improve our collective futures.  The ability of the “system” to better know us as an … Continued

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UNSEEN CONSEQUENCES

There is often a significant amount of financial, internal structural, legal, and in fact public damage that can result from the unseen consequences of a given course of action.  These are the costs that can damage a business, and sometimes catastrophically, thus severely impacting, if not ending the businesses future. Risk management has been specifically … Continued

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YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS.

It is not uncommon in larger organisations that when it comes time to replace a senior manager in a given role that the incoming incumbent proceeds to initially review the situation and then seeks to make changes to commonly achieve two things, firstly (theoretically) to make perceived improvements, and secondly to place their personal stamp … Continued

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