David Amerland

business principles

  • Practical Business Lessons

    In boxing, where the margin for error is razor-thin, there is a way to describe anyone who simply looks at an opponent and plans to take him on his strengths with equal strengths. It’s called “cruising for a bruising”. It suggests the match will be spectacularly painful and probably one-sided.

  • Passion for your work is the secret sauce of business
    Everyone knows that the holiday sales season is make or break and perhaps none more so than in retail. In an unforgiving market and a tough economy casualties are to be expected. Sears Holdings, which owns Sears and K-Mart, both iconic US retail chains announced, on the last day of the year that up to 120 stores would be up for the chop.

  • Online reputation management is a huge issue right now but here’s a crash course you need to nail on your office wall: 1. If you engage in blood sports keep it private 2. If you engage in blood sports do not link your company name to it 3. If you violate rules 1 & 2 do not then use childish arguments to justify what you did.

  • Male pandas reach to 6ft in height and weigh over 100kg. They are as strong and powerful as you’d expect any bear to be.

  • Here are two truths: Every organization proclaims that it takes pride in what it does and, by association, takes pride in its people.

  • Traditionally this is the time of the year when two things happen:

  • “Disruption is killing us.” I overheard this at a meeting recently. One Head of department to another. It’s marketing. 

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