American philosopher John Rawls in his “original position” political philosophy developed a method of determining the morality of political issues now known as ‘The Veil of Ignorance’.   The theory is based upon the following thought experiment: people making political decisions imagine that they know nothing about the particular talents, abilities, tastes, social class, and […]

I have been watching the goings-on in politics both here in Australia and internationally recently and, while I don’t usually voice my opinions on politics publicly, there have been some great examples of why the government is a bad example of good governance for the business community.  Over the coming weeks I’ll give my thoughts […]

Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House had a big block of cheese…. I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I am preparing appropriate retribution.”- Leo McGarry, Chief of Staff, The West Wing   In the episode, The Crackpots and These Women, the […]

Reconciliations – the right way. Often we find that reconciliations aren’t being done, and when they are being done not always the right way

Directors of small businesses are advised to ensure their businesses bite the bullet today and start taking tiny steps to get their houses in order for 1 July. Indeed, MYOB CEO Tim Reed cautions them to avoid the long hours and late nights of cramming months or an entire year of paperwork into a last-minute […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Let’s Talk – Startups

Let’s talk…Startups
Dynamic Business  asked no less than…
August 7, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Attributes of a successful entrepreneur

Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?…
July 30, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – Accelerators and incubators

Let’s talk…Accelerators and incubators
There can be huge…
July 10, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Every business is a family business

If you have a family and you work for yourself, you have a…
July 4, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – Late payments

Let’s talk… Leadership
Dynamic Business ask the experts to…
June 26, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – Leadership

Let’s talk… Leadership
Dynamic Business ask the experts…
June 19, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Is a not-for-profit board role more difficult than a for-profit role?

Many people from a business background struggle on a not-for-profit…
June 7, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – Disruption

Let’s talk…Disruption
What’s the next big game changer…
May 29, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Run your own business better

If you run a business, make time for your family by focusing…
May 9, 2019/by Stephen Barnes


Let’s talk…The Big 4 Banks
Dynamic Business discusses…
April 17, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – Federal Budget

Let’s talk…The Federal Budget
The 2019 federal budget…
April 10, 2019/by Stephen Barnes

Let’s Talk – The X Factor

Let’s talk…The X Factor
Dynamic Business discusses customer…
April 3, 2019/by Stephen Barnes
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