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 [...]
Hopefully, this will be a parting message to Wayne Swan and that he never has influence over Australia’s economy EVER again. Oliver Cromwell’s Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament Given to the House of Commons 20th April 1653 It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this [...]
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good. Hence a Prince who wants to keep his authority must learn how not to be good, and use that knowledge, or refrain from using it, as necessity requires.Niccolò Machiavelli
In 1498, Niccolò Machiavelli began his career as an active politician in the independent city-state of Florence, engaging in diplomatic missions through France and Germany as well as Italy. After more than a decade of public service, he was driven from his post when the republic collapsed. Repeated efforts to win the confidence and approval [...]
It’s easy to find reasons why something will not work. It’s easy to complain, criticise, and denigrate new ideas, new strategies, or new action claims. It’s easy to quip, “we tried that before back in 1973, and it didn’t work then and won’t work now”. If you genuinely want to harness the power of problem-solving [...]
Have you been told that you need a USP (unique selling proposition) for your business? Is it really possible for your business to be unique from all of your competitors? What is substantively different between you and all of your competition that can be independently observed, verified, believed, and not be emulated? Are you different [...]
Positive word-of-mouth by being considerate Today I’ve been the recipient of an unexpected customer service action by the Commonwealth Bank that cost the organisation practically nothing in terms of money or resources other than one individual’s time and consideration. Perhaps all of us in business need to invest a little bit more of our time [...]
“I wish I was allowed to …” “They don’t let me …” “I’m not authorised to …” People crave for more authority in organisational life. They want to make decisions and ‘be the boss’. That way they can get things done. Some surrender without so much as a ripple being noticed. While others bemoan to [...]
If you’d rather be doing something else, then your work is always going to be hard no matter what the circumstances. © Ric Willmot 2013. All rights reserved.
My teenage nieces laugh at me for wearing a wristwatch: “It’s a single function device, Uncle Ric!” “No it’s not. It also shows the day and date.” As technology improves, innovates and creates, it seems that language, conversation and communication deteriorates. In business, especially. Spelling and grammar is, in my observations, becoming less correct to [...]
But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years.Carl Sagan
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly [...]
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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
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- Wayne Swan: It would be funny if it wasn’t so scary September 21, 2011
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- Why you must ban social media while working July 19, 2012
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Ric Willmot is "The Strategist" assisting organisations to improve performance, profits and productivity. Most businesses are en route to destinations they don't seek because of a strategy they haven't set is taking them there. Ric Willmot is seen as the thought leader for strategic business improvement. His intent is not just to improve your business, but to build firms which create wisdom and wealth.
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