Business Rocks – A Christmas Gift

This week’s focus: Like Christmas, when it comes to strategy, it is the giving, not the receiving, that counts. Ideas are the currency of strategy, and all great strategies start with a great idea, not analysis. This means that you must get your ideas out there...

Business Rocks – The Power of “Me Time”

This week’s focus: This is the 150th edition of Business Rocks. Each edition takes about 30 minutes for me to think about, develop and write – although I then need a further 30 minutes to find the best set of song lyrics! The key, for me, has been to set...

Business Rocks – Are You A Covers Band?

This Week’s Focus: A while ago, I went to see Nick Lowe in concert. Best known for his song, Peace Love & Understanding, Lowe has a small but committed fan-base, and he continues to earn a decent living from royalties and gigging. His 90-minute set contained no...

Business Rocks – Are You Better-Than-Average?

This week’s riff: There is a psychological concept called illusory superiority. The concept explains why most people believe that they are better-than-average across many different skills and characteristics, even though that’s mathematically impossible to be the...