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Monopoly power

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Monday, 16 April 2018 10:00

Normally, I don’t lie, but I told a deliberate porky pie some years ago. I’m not sorry that I failed to tell the truth and would do it again without hesitation given the same circumstances. The mistruth in question related to a short essay that I wrote over 20 years ago as part of my MBA degree. I was undertaking a unit of study in economics and was required to submit a paper that, in part, required me to espouse the benefits of monopoly.

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Rude customers

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Monday, 09 April 2018 10:00

When it was recently brought to my attention, I was surprised. So I checked for myself and found it to be true. A growing number of businesses are challenging the maxim “the customer is always right”. Cantankerous customers are allegedly on the rise and some businesses are saying enough is enough.

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Scale diseconomies

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Monday, 26 March 2018 10:00

Modern society would have us believe that bigger is better. Today, our homes are bigger, our cars are bigger, our televisions are bigger and just about everything else we have is bigger. Moreover, our cities are replete with taller buildings, mega malls and busier airports - the world is on steroids!

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China rising

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Monday, 26 March 2018 09:00

It’s a massive worldwide project. It spans more than 65 countries. It will cost over $US1 trillion. And it will redefine global trade. It’s being led by the Chinese and is the brainchild of China’s president, Xi Jinping. It’s quietly reshaping the world, but you probably haven’t heard about it.

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Tenth blogiversary

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Monday, 19 March 2018 09:00

This Sunday, I celebrate 10 years as a blogger. I published my first blog post on 25 March 2008 and had absolutely no inkling that blogging would become such an integral part of my career. I’m also stunned that it has spawned two books with another - Bite Size Advice 3 - due to be released later in the year.

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