Maggie Smith’s classic line in Downton Abbey, the aristocratically innocent “What is a weekend?”, conveys the idea of the rich who are so idle that they have no concept of the need for a day off from work. They have … Read More
In the past two weeks Eliza and I have worked with professors in Aalborg, Denmark and Tromsø, Norway to help run three Income/Outcome workshops. Scandinavia has a justifiable reputation for innovative designs that are interesting, elegant and functional (as in … Read More »
Business acumen is a subject that we normally teach within Fortune 500 companies like HP, Abbott Labs, Heinz and Ashland, or in academic programs like the Executive MBAs at Cornell-Queen’s, Kennesaw State and Villanova. However we also provide pro bono … Read More »
If you’re sick of crappy management guides that insist on using the same letter for each point, fight back in kind: … And you know, he may be cynical but he’s not wrong!
Americans and Canadians think they have problems with bureaucracy. I agree that bureaucracy can be an evil that prevents business development and stifles entrepreneurial initiative and limits an entire country to being an economic backwater. I’m not talking about an … Read More »
The Economist had a recent leader (editorial) headed Visas for entrepreneurs: Let the job-creators in. This in turn was triggered by an article in the same issue, looking at the initiatives of Chile and other countries to attract entrepreneurial immigrants … Read More »
Over a hundred countries around the world use an agreed set of “international financial reporting standards” (IFRS), but the US is not among them. It uses its own “generally accepted accounting principles” (GAAP), which is not generally accepted. American exceptionalism … Read More »
For the past couple of years Andromeda Training has been working directly with various organizations in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as the rapid changes in the region fuel demands for better business acumen. Humans have been walking out of … Read More »