Perspectives

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?

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Let’s talk…The X Factor
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Why friends and family are oil to water for small business owners

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Run Your Business Better podcast – Banking relationships

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Why you should be thinking about blockchain

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Argumentum ad hominem

Stephen Barnes discusses how manage debates that start getting…
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Getting a competitive edge with workplace competition

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Systemise your business

Systemise your business



Systemising your business…
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We need young people on boards

We need young people on boards
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November 13, 2018/by Stephen Barnes

Taking Care of Business – Fix It

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Stephen Barnes, author of 'Run Your…
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