14 08, 2018

The commoditisation of everything

2018-08-14T13:18:44+00:00

There really is only one sustainable career or endeavour – commoditisation. This is the work of taking something requiring high levels of knowledge, experience and creativity, and turning it into something that a novice can easily do for themselves, for free. If you want to maintain and grow your real value over an extended period, that is it. There is nothing else.

The commoditisation of everything 2018-08-14T13:18:44+00:00
5 03, 2018

Learning how to learn

2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00

We think 'learning how to learn' is perhaps the most important meta skill you can acquire. Why - because effective learning enables you to effectively respond to change - and your ability to respond to change is the number one (and perhaps only) thing that will determine your longer term success.

Learning how to learn 2018-04-16T08:28:02+00:00
28 01, 2018

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft.

2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00

Before investing in a crypto-coin of any variety - you must ask yourself at least these two questions.

ICOs – Infinitesimal Chance Of Success. Or in plain-English, simple theft. 2018-02-03T09:33:13+00:00
22 01, 2017

Andrew’s interview with Kym Nitschke from ‘Accounting Insider’ Podcast

2017-10-16T14:34:03+00:00

In this interview Andrew talks about a wide range of topics, including how he got a start in law and accounting, how he runs a firm with offices in Sydney and Adelaide, fixed fee pricing and scope creep, his management style, rare watches and private jets!

Andrew’s interview with Kym Nitschke from ‘Accounting Insider’ Podcast 2017-10-16T14:34:03+00:00
11 11, 2016

Vilfredo Pareto and the Circulation of Elites

2016-11-11T13:53:28+00:00

As an entrepreneur you may be, as one person put it, “working harder than anyone else is willing to work,” so that you can, “live as no one else is able to live.” Perhaps a little perspective on this?

Vilfredo Pareto and the Circulation of Elites 2016-11-11T13:53:28+00:00
14 08, 2015

We’re the losers in the winner-takes-all strategy game…

2018-05-02T09:49:30+00:00

Everyone is playing a winner-takes-all game – at your cost. Microsoft, Google and Apple are trying to own you, and keep you from being ‘part-owned’ by the other guys, and they have been playing this game for years.

We’re the losers in the winner-takes-all strategy game… 2018-05-02T09:49:30+00:00
28 06, 2015

ATO discrimination – plain and simple

2017-11-18T09:02:50+00:00

Will all business owners be required to return profits from their businesses as personal services income if they are involved in the business? Will they be required to earn a ‘market wage” (whatever that is)?

ATO discrimination – plain and simple 2017-11-18T09:02:50+00:00
28 02, 2015

8 honest tips on getting a job interview as a lawyer

2017-11-18T09:28:47+00:00

With literally thousands of newly-minted lawyers pouring out of our universities each year, the question begs, ‘How do I get my foot in the door?’ For that matter, even experienced lawyers need to ask themselves this question when it comes time to move on (either voluntarily or involuntarily). We thought we would give you some [...]

8 honest tips on getting a job interview as a lawyer 2017-11-18T09:28:47+00:00
19 09, 2013

Empathy trumps raw intelligence

2017-11-20T07:51:35+00:00

I read recently that if your business model relies on 'restricted access to information', then in the internet age, you are as good as dead. We live in a time of almost complete democratisation of information - and this trend is only accelerating. The natural traits of empathy, humility and real interest are critical to being a good lawyer. Skills in active listening, industry knowledge and commercial experience are more important than ever.

Empathy trumps raw intelligence 2017-11-20T07:51:35+00:00
6 04, 2013

The benefit of errors

2018-07-06T08:59:19+00:00

I have been reading a series of books about what at first appeared to be unrelated topics. Neuroscience, talent (or the lack thereof), checklists, decision-making, and high performance teams. While not a common theme on the face of each book – an underlying principle in all of them is the importance of mistakes and errors.

The benefit of errors 2018-07-06T08:59:19+00:00