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Saving the “General”

Those of you following the Zeitgeist blog will know that we’ve been keeping an eye on General Motors and their attempts to rescue the ailing giant.  The news…

Optimize Blog December 4, 2009

Is Santa Canadian?

As a citizen of the North Pole Santa is probably a little confused about who he should be paying his taxes to.

Optimize Blog November 27, 2009

Do fat smokers make poor consultants?

The latest megabucks lawsuit against the tobacco giant Phillip Morris ($300m which they are going to challenge) reminded me about a guy who was a candidate on one…

Optimize Blog November 24, 2009

Banking on regulation

What then for Britain's status as a financial centre of the world? Will it any longer be able to attract top talent and provide the returns for shareholders which…

Optimize Blog November 16, 2009

The second mouse gets the cheese

The news these past few days has been full of the fury coming from Germany over GM’s decision to shut the door on the sale of Opel to Magna. We’ve been following…

Optimize Blog November 5, 2009

Putting the ‘Twit’ in Twitter

Apparently our social networking habits at work are creating a bit of renewed interest. Some new research suggests that this behaviour is creating strain on the…

Optimize Blog October 30, 2009

Thinking big?

I think the world needs more Dalton Chiscolm’s. You see, Mr Chiscolm has that rare ability to think big and even though he comes from the USA – a nation of scale…

Optimize Blog October 26, 2009

Up, up and away...

After today’s news of the ‘Balloon Boy’ hoax I think we can see what some people will do to gain just a few moments of notoriety. It appears to be a common…

Optimize Blog October 19, 2009

No Bells and Whistles

So the Nobel prize jury has expended a considerable amount of effort in justifying it’s Peace Prize award to Mr Obama.  The award has raised many eyebrows at…

Optimize Blog October 14, 2009

Feeling Uncomfortable in Skinny Jeans

They may lack the Emo haircut, the skinny jeans, the 'in' brands and labels but your new employees are much like teenagers on their first day of high school.

Optimize Blog October 6, 2009

Frogs, Gecko’s and the Clutter Trap

This got me thinking about the balance of new with old. Have you ever noticed how, in our business lives, our 'to do' list, KPI’s or priority objectives seem…

Optimize Blog September 30, 2009

Oil be the judge of that...

Do you ever get that “What are they thinking?” reaction when you see certain headlines in the news and wonder with incredulity how these people could possibly…

Optimize Blog September 21, 2009