Business advice insights into your everyday finance including bookkeeping, payroll, stocktake, employee management, and overall business operations. Advice for all businesses big and small.

Learning Curve.

One of the greatest challenges these days is keeping up with the rate and pace of change. So how do you keep up? One of the hacks I've used was to work out your motivation for learning before starting.

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Human Robots.

I look at how my work has changed over the last thirty years. Most of my work in my first job out of uni as an IT Manager, was robotic in nature. We were processing something; we were collecting data, checking batches using some very primitive machines back then, and generating some reports as output.

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Don’t Teach Me, Just Tell Me What To Do.

"Don't teach me, just tell me what to do." When I first heard those words, I was training someone on the use of the Minfos stock control and point of sale system back in 1997. As they rolled out of the mouth of someone whom I thought was quite intelligent; I stopped dead in my tracks with horror.

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