I had the opportunity to share some time with my daughter’s class at school. Manu’s cartoon had tickled me previously because I hear so many teenagers speaking this way. What surprised me today was how many mothers have also ensconced ”like” so heavily into their vernacular.
My writing tends to polarise people; some love me, and others don’t just as much. If someone writes something you disagree with, don’t get upset. I sometimes receive comments on my blog or direct e-mails written as if the sender punched the keys in anger. Here’s a tip: respect that others can legitimately have a [...]
The May edition of the Executive Wisdom Times Newsletter (ISSN 2201-5973) for 2013 is available. Click on the image to open the full document in your browser. You’re welcome to share this with others and if you’d like to subscribe there is a subscription box over to the right here on the blog. In this edition: [...]
New Bureau of Statistics figures show only half the businesses which started in the first full financial year of the Rudd Government are still going today: – Of the 299,123 new business entries during 2008–09, 75.8% were still operating in June 2010, 60.5% were still operating in June 2011 and 51.0% were still operating in June [...]
Are you familiar with this type of relationship with your mobile telephone? Perhaps the grandson of HAL has come to avenge what happened in 2001.
Focus on my 4th question Regularly, I challenge my clients with four questions: What are you doing? What should you be doing? What should you not be doing? What should you be doing next? The fourth is the most important question today, tomorrow, and throughout your career. During the industrial age, the foreman or boss [...]
The budget deficit for this financial year: $19.4 billion The budget deficit for the coming financial year: $18 billion Swan’s accumulated deficits to date: $191.7 billion Costello’s accumulated surpluses: $97.4 billion The dashed lines are the 1996 – 2017 averages for Receipts and Payments. Here is a comparison of the budget balance as reported in [...]
MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.Psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen of Denmark’s Aarhus University, and Daniel Sznycer of the University of California
Bigger biceps mean you’re more right wing Study of men in three countries MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views. And stronger men are more likely to protect their resources while weaker males favour more socialist views such as [...]
Back by popular demand – with loads of new content “Thanks for an absolutely spectacular workshop Ric. Huge value!! Jam packed with lots of great content and delivered so expertly and with great sincerity. Well done. I can see why you are such a success and why firms that work with you experience success as [...]
What’s around the bend for marketing your business, smarter? Here’s 16 examples from my list of 50 that I believe you must be aware of to remain effective and relevant beyond the year 2020. In 2020 there’ll be an estimated 2.5 billion smartphones. What might that tell you about how people will engage with you and your [...]
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- Research Survey on Referrals in Professional Services October 31, 2011
- It’s not too late to ditch the tax, Julia June 24, 2012
- Catherine Deveny hate speech continues in spite of spelling October 6, 2012
- Wayne Swan: It would be funny if it wasn’t so scary September 21, 2011
- Strong men more likely to have right-wing views, study says May 19, 2013
- In the name of Australia, go, Wayne Swan, go! May 14, 2013
- The demise of conversation and command of language May 22, 2013
- Ric’s Thought for Today No.62: Opposing Views May 22, 2013
- Executive Wisdom Times Newsletter: No.98 May 2013 May 21, 2013
- Ric’s Thought for Today: Only ½ of businesses are surviving May 21, 2013
- How’s your mobile telephone relationship? May 21, 2013
- Weekly Wisdom No.162: Focus on my 4th question May 20, 2013
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