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 [...]
How to Attract & Acquire Customers Who Will Gladly Pay You What You’re Worth Whirlpool Marketing guides and coaches those responsible for business development and marketing on how to build a quality client base of which their competitors would be proud. With this book, the reader is taught and learns every aspect and skill required [...]
Last week I shared three days with four clients on improving their accounting practice to achieve dominant growth over the next two years. At their behest we met at a coffee house/restaurant in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. My protestations about the lack of privacy and confidentiality went unheeded by the four who assured me they’d [...]
To be a good accountant you require the following attributes: Analytical thinking Competently logical Ability to gather information Mathematically brilliant Data cruncher “Scientific” intelligence To enjoy, be comfortable with, and competent in marketing you require the following attributes: Creative thinking Competently subjective Ability to interpret information Expressive personality and communication Intuitive inference “Artistic” intelligence [...]
Although written to the accounting profession, this article is just as pertinent for business coaches & consultants, lawyers, bankers, financial planners, recruiters, and the like. ___________________________ The larger accounting firms are getting larger. Grant Thornton has just bought BDO. PwC is purchasing high-powered boutique firms like Ashley Munro. It’s unlikely there will be any [...]
We have less than 10 copies of the teleconference I ran on Value-Based Pricing remaining. If you would like to purchase one or more copies before they’re all gone, send me an e-mail. By entering the discount code DC-VBPCD at the checkout you will be able to purchase the CD at the reduced price [...]
George Orwell wrote an essay on the English Language: George Orwell: ‘Politics and the English Language’ First published: Horizon. — GB, London. — April 1946. http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit/ He wrote of: Dying metaphors Operators Pretentious diction Meaningless words Orwell gave us six rules to rely upon when our instinct fails: Never use a metaphor, simile, or other [...]
Repeatedly, I reinforce that business is about relationships and providing value. My point has been proven once again. Today I received a notification by Google Alerts that my name had been accessed via a discussion group. Somebody had been reading the Corporate Courage Blog by Harry Burnett and had clicked on the internal link in [...]
The first 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.
Businesses are fixated with discount pricing as a strategy to increase sales. This is especially so in a down economy or in a tight market with increased competition. This assumes that the end-user (the client) cares only about the price and nothing but the price. The reality is however that people actually care more about [...]
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- 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
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- Weekly Wisdom No.162: Focus on my 4th question May 20, 2013
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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.
Ric travels Australia, Asia, USA and United Arab Emirates as the go-to person for CEOs & senior executives of mining, oil, gas and resources companies -- and consults to principals, partners, and professionals practicing in law, accounting, financial services, consulting, recruitment, business coaching and the like.