• Life

    Early retirement

        I hesitated for a week before finally posting this. Is it normal for a blog on the musings of a CFO to include a section on retiring early? The more I thought about it the more I concluded…

  • Career

    The Importance of Storytelling

    Not only is Storytelling a skill it is in fact one of the greatest skills we should possess as leaders. Think about any great leader; and for the definition of “great” let me leave that up to you for once.…

  • Career

    Disruptive change

      Change is an inevitable part of being in any organization. You get on well with your human resources leader and then he decides to leave and take another job elsewhere. The head of marketing and sales speaks exactly your…

  • Career

    The Art of Negotiation

      Notice the title? Yes, it is really an art-form. And yes, there are loads of books on the subject, one written, in fact, by an old colleague of mine that I highly recommend (see the picture with this article).…

  • Life

    Long Term Planning

    So it is also that time of the year again. That time we dust off last year’s long term plan, update it with the current year forecast and then reconsider where the hell it is we are going as a…

  • Making Money

    Contemplating tax investments

    Sometimes when you’re in my role or have my kind of background, you often find yourself conselling your banker as to what is the best way to structure an investment and you keep losing him. That is not really why…