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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

Magna Car Ta

Before anyone gets carried away with all the positive vibes about countries emerging from recession, spare a thought for the 10,500 workers soon to be out of a job…

Optimize Blog September 14, 2009

Take a bite of the Apple

So, the new iPod Nano takes video – clearly it is only a matter of time before it wakes you, dresses you, makes you a cup of tea, gets you to the office and manages…

Optimize Blog September 11, 2009

If everything comes your way... you're in the wrong lane

When considering a fundamental shift in your strategy just take a look at Samoa as evidence that nothing is impossible.  In this relatively remote South Pacific…

Optimize Blog September 8, 2009

Bull in a China shop

China’s plans to invest in Alberta’s oil sands has certainly got the chat rooms alive with various theories around the Chinese motives.  From my scan of the…

Optimize Blog September 2, 2009

Is he or isn't she?

The controversy over Caster Semenya’s gender still rumbles on despite her hero’s reception on her return to South Africa. Now, whilst tests show that she possesses…

Optimize Blog August 31, 2009

Bad day?

Bad day?  Bad is a relative term… So, I’m partial to watching a bit of TV now and then – just to unwind, you understand.  In particular, I’ve watched and…

Optimize Blog August 27, 2009

Welcome...

Welcome to “Zeitgeist – the random musings of a management consultant”. We hope you enjoy our blog – please feel free to post comments, correct…

Optimize Blog August 26, 2009

Do you have a halo, or have you got the horn?

So the last of the Camelot Kennedy clan has come to an end with the loss on Tuesday of Teddy.  Wow, despite all of the legislation he has had a hand in what are…

Optimize Blog August 26, 2009