Business Rocks – Falling Into Your Niche

This week’s focus: The death of Mark E. Smith was reported widely across the news media this week. I feel sure, however, that 90% or more of the people watching or reading this news item had never previously heard of him. The Fall, his post-punk band, had not...

Business Rocks – Small Steps and Giant Leaps

This week’s focus: For the past four years or so, I have been limited in the amount of exercise I can undertake. A series of problems with both of my shoulders has prevented any substantial physical activity (my mum was right when she told me to stand straight...
Cross Shots: A Simple Question

Cross Shots: A Simple Question

In this episode of Cross Shots, Stuart discusses the process of decision making and offers a simple question to help you.     You can view previous episodes of Cross Shots here © Stuart Cross 2018. All rights reserved....

Business Rocks – The Power of Purpose

This week’s focus: I’ve always been slightly dismissive of mission statements, feeling that, all too often, they’re simply an exercise in committee–driven corporate-speak. So, it was refreshing to be reminded this week of the power of mission and purpose on...

The 5 Questions Your Strategy Should Answer

What is a strategy? This seemingly simple question can lead to a wide variety of answers. Some people will tell you that it’s a vision. Others will say it’s a plan of action. While others will talk about having a clear position in your market. My own view – and...