Debt is Good

Reading Time: 1 minute Andy Kessler, ex-Bell Labs boffin, equity analyst, venture capitalist, fund manager and author whose book Running Money we reviewed recently is back with some missing chapters to counter some of the points that Renaissance Chambara and others had made regarding his ‘national debt is good’ creed.   The first missing chapter ‘Gold Bites Part 1’ … Read moreDebt is Good

Blogging for wholesome enterprise goodness

Reading Time: 1 minute From Tony Perkins, founder of the AlwaysOn Network and Scott McNeally of Sun Microsystems; why blogging is going to be more important for business. It is interesting the way Scott tries to put distance between Sun and internet hype (what happened to ‘we put the dot in dot.com’ strapline?). Humour aside, the interview recognises the … Read moreBlogging for wholesome enterprise goodness

There’s money to be made in providing a proper service

Reading Time: 1 minute According to a report by RSM Robson Rhodes Business Consulting called The Silent Scream of the Unloved Customer British blue-chips would make 35 per cent more profits if their businesses actually gave customers what they wanted. Looking at the FTSE100 alone, that would add up to in excess of 20 billion GBP per year. The … Read moreThere’s money to be made in providing a proper service

Strategy for Volatile Times

Reading Time: 2 minutes The end of the summer heralded the arrival of three management related documents on my desk, my review of the materials by Forrester and CurrentAnalysis can be read here.The McKinsey Quarterly reader ‘Strategy for Volatile Times’ was the hardest to analyse since it had a selection of different areas that it focused on loosely bound … Read moreStrategy for Volatile Times

Oprah Time: Running Money by Andy Kessler

Reading Time: 2 minutes Andy Kessler’s Running Money, Hedge Fund Honchos, Monster Markets And My Hunt For The Big Score is a well written set of memoirs from a technology fund manager. Together with his partner-in-crime Fred Kittler, Kessler managed to survive the highs and lows of the technology industry in the late 1990’s, he tells the story in … Read moreOprah Time: Running Money by Andy Kessler