Credit where it’s due

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Credit where it's due Get it? I'm a lyrical genius. Anyway we got a Bounce Back Loan! And so did a whole bunch of other businesses - about 70,000 in the first few days since the scheme started alone. While…

Priorities & Hypocrisies

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Questionable Motives I'm going to keep this as a-political as I can. I'm getting pretty sick of political tribalism anyway. We should be able to criticise bad decisions & actions regardless of whether it was "our team" that made them…

A Central Fallacy of British Business Lending

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Profit as an indicator of performance. I'm on a roll - 4 blog posts in a month! Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, lol. I wanted to write a short blog post to make one specific point. I've already covered…

The Burden of False Hope

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It's the hope that kills you. In response to the covid-19 pandemic, thousands of businesses across the UK descended upon the banks in order to secure urgent financial support to keep them afloat throughout what is likely to be the…

Furlough Woes

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Furlough Woes I know. Another whingy post about the UK Gov business support schemes for the covid19 lockdown. I recently blogged about the major problems of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS). There's no way of spinning or positioning…

The CBILS nightmare

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"Today I am making available an initial £330bn in guarantees, equivalent to 15% of our GDP. That means any business who needs access to cash, to pay their rent, their salaries, suppliers or purchase stock will be able to access…

Marketing, fast and slow

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The Speed of Marketing When you strip marketing back to its fundamental business functions, by repeatedly asking "why?", you end up with two goals: To increase sales and profit To increase the value of the company Yes, that's two different…

A story of Holo Lens vs ARKit

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The “Launch” of Holo Lens Summer 2015: Microsoft wowed the world with demos of its Holo Lens. An amazing prototype Augmented Reality system that frankly blew the socks off anything like it at that time. I sat and watched it…