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Lessons from The West Wing #2 – Parable of the man that lived by the river

In the episode ‘Take this Sabbath Day’, President Bartlett is being is being asked by his senior staff to consider commuting the death sentence of a convicted drug dealer whose appeal was dismissed by the Supreme Court.  The advisors seek their own advice from various sources including a rabbi, and a Quaker campaign adviser.  President […]

Do you have a business or a job?

One of the most common questions you might ask when you meet someone new is what they do for a living.  The response is always correct – I’m an electrician, or a web designer, or a hairdresser etc..  However, a large portion of these people would also say that they are small business owners, which […]

Lessons from The West Wing #1

While the characters of President Bartlett and press secretary C.J. Cregg) said this in The West Wing, (and it has been used extensively in speeches by Aaron Sorkin the show’s screenwriter) it was actually taken from a quote of a real US President – Harry Truman.   Recently I was having dinner with my nephew […]

Lessons from ‘The West Wing’

Season 7, Episode 22 from the TV show The West Wing is going to air today.  It is the final episode of the final season of the hit TV show that originally ran from 1999 -2006.  Much to my wife’s disbelief this is probably the fifth time I have watched the whole seven seasons, but […]

Three things you should do before closing your company

One of the most common questions ASIC is asked is ‘what do officeholders need to do before closing their company?

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