Got what it takes to make mega profits?

true false blueSelf-help books promise business success but, with so many of them being the size of Battleships, we can’t help but think of Einstein’s quote “if you can’t say it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough“.  We’re certainly not professing to be mini-Einstein’s but having seen inside the guts of thousands of businesses some pretty clear traits have emerged and we’ve dared ourselves to share them with you in less than 200 words!  See how many can you tick off.  Continue reading Got what it takes to make mega profits?

Beating made-in-China wages

12796152As New Zealand propels itself into this mad global market, many of us are at risk of having our profits and wages slashed to compete with Made-In-China prices.

Personally, I’m not keen on New Zealand turning into a mini-China (living standard wise) but some Chartered Accountants (not us) are seizing this opportunity and having their work done more cheaply overseas rather than hire more expensive Kiwi staff. Continue reading Beating made-in-China wages

Worklife balance nonsense

Exploding wealth mythsThink working harder, being better or cost cutting is all it takes to get rich?  Tell that to the millions of people working 80 hour weeks in the Mumbai slums.

And as for this worklife balance nonsense!  It might’ve worked for generations gone by but it now takes an impressive double income plus debt to have any kind of lifestyle in Auckland. Being one of the worlds most expensive cities, with the average house costing around 7 times the average income, having children is almost in the league of designer luxury for Generation X so how do we get ahead? Continue reading Worklife balance nonsense