David Amerland

Thoughts and observations -

That’s Not My Problem

We pay employees to get their work done. Job retention is subject to job performance. There is a whole apparatus arrayed around that designed to remind everyone that they have “work to do” and just get it done.

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How You Handle Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. All the time. The difference in an organization is that those whose mistakes have huge impact are usually in a position to hide them. Everyone else below them is transparent and subject to being censured.

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The Morning Start

Most businesses start the morning the same way: people get in, grab a cup of coffee and get on with their day’s work, which varies with each business.

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Mental Games

We always find it easy to address the things we see. The external factors. Clothes. Speech patterns. Quirks. Qualifications.

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What You Miss

In business there are always moans about what isn’t there. The quality of leadership. The commitment of staff. Organization. Experience. Resources. Budgets. Manpower. The market.

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What If…

We are gifted with brains that have helped us survive through the eat-or-be-eaten millennia that has led us to here. This moment in history when technology has made cooperation the virtue we must most assiduously cultivate.

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The Building Blocks of Your Business

A business is made up of parts. Human resources, infrastructure, data. Each is a little like a Lego brick. On its own it may not appear like much, but together they make an edifice that makes total sense.

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Be Real

“In an age where there is much talk about “being yourself” I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is very little chance of my being anybody else. Rather it seems to me that when one is too intent on “being himself” he runs the risk of impersonating a shadow.”

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