22 01, 2017

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


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’ Podcast2017-10-16T14:34:03+09:30
11 11, 2016

Vilfredo Pareto and the Circulation of Elites


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 Elites2016-11-11T13:53:28+09:30
31 03, 2013

People who influence us


Nassim Taleb, philosopher As you will see in this post, we like TED talks.  However, we like Nassim Taleb even more. And despite the fact that Nassim gave a talk at the 2008 TED conference, you will not find it on the web.  Maybe because he has accused TED of ‘intellectual dishonesty and lack [...]

People who influence us2019-02-14T09:41:26+09:30
16 09, 2012

Wilbur & Orville Wright, Aviators


The Wright Brothers were the ultimate 'empiricists', learning and ultimately succeeding from actually doing, rather than talking.

Wilbur & Orville Wright, Aviators2017-11-20T08:30:03+09:30
16 09, 2012

Henry Ford, Industrialist


Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford, Industrialist2017-11-20T08:30:10+09:30
16 09, 2012

Estée Lauder


When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her. Young Estée Lauder (born 1907, died 2004), was born to immigrant parents in the Corona, Queens section of New York City. She began experimenting as a child with skin treatments her uncle cooked up.

Estée Lauder2017-11-20T08:30:21+09:30
16 09, 2012

Thomas Watson, Scientist and computer entrepreneur


“Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time.” “The way to succeed is to double your error rate.” “If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But [...]

Thomas Watson, Scientist and computer entrepreneur2017-11-20T08:30:30+09:30
16 09, 2012

Peter Drucker, Management visionary


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” “People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November [...]

Peter Drucker, Management visionary2018-08-17T08:12:42+09:30
16 09, 2012

Sam Walton, American retailer


“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” Sam Walton (born 1918, died 1992) built the world's largest retailer on low prices. Sam Walton was a self-styled populist who became the richest man in America. [...]

Sam Walton, American retailer2017-11-20T08:30:48+09:30
16 09, 2012

Muhammad Yunus, Indian microlender


“I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The total amount of money they needed was $27. I was shocked.” “Here we were talking about economic development, about investing billions of dollars in various programs, and I could [...]

Muhammad Yunus, Indian microlender2017-11-20T08:36:32+09:30
16 09, 2012

Richard Branson, British entrepreneur


“With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.” “Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” Richard Branson (born 1950) turned the mail-order record shop he opened in [...]

Richard Branson, British entrepreneur2017-11-20T08:37:18+09:30
16 09, 2012

Admiral Zheng He, Chinese entrepreneur


Zheng He's journeys matched the risks taken by the boldest entrepreneurs—and the payoff set a high bar for six centuries of risk takers to follow. Zheng He (born around 1371, died 1433), a Muslim from southwestern China's Yunnan province, was captured by the Emperor's troops as a boy and pressed into Prince Zhu Di's corps [...]

Admiral Zheng He, Chinese entrepreneur2017-11-20T08:35:17+09:30
16 09, 2012

Dick Smith, Businessman and political activist


Dick Smith, AO (born Richard Harold Smith; 18 March 1944) is an Australian entrepreneur, businessman, aviator and political activist. He is the founder of Dick Smith Electronics, Dick Smith Foods and the Australian Geographic.  He was selected as the 1986 Australian of the Year.  Smith has also attempted a number of well-publicised practical jokes, including [...]

Dick Smith, Businessman and political activist2017-11-20T08:35:22+09:30