Looking at the books, you can see a litany of accounting failures.

After my father died I found among his papers a booklet detailing the history of his mother’s family, the Goodliffes, over several generations during the 19th century, during which they built a thriving wholesale grocery business in the Midlands. In one passage it describes how Thomas Goodliffe, my great-grandfather, went on the first escorted tour…

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How Universal Credit is destroying a once great nation

Regular readers of my blog will know that on occasion I hand over the pen, metaphorically speaking, to highlight some injustice that should concern us all. Last week the Trussell Trust reported that it handed out over 1.6m food parcels last year, over 500,000 of them to children, as benefit cuts, Universal Credit delays, and rising poverty fuelled…

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Rewarding failure

I read with interest an article by Prof Adam Leaver of Sheffield University published by Open Democracy recently. For anyone interested in financial reporting and auditing, and why they have failed to prevent corporate greed and business failures it is essential reading. In the article he looks at how Interserve, which has now failed, paid management bonuses…

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Unseen truths

Maybe it’s the time of year. A warm sunny Easter. Not long after I sent you my email about consciousness I received the following email from Christian Simpson whose daily blog I follow:      Nature reveals great truths – great truths unseen by the majority. Her laws, universal and unwavering, laws which apply to every part of our lives whether…

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Anything at all that matters in life only does so as a consequence of its impact on our conscious mind

Have you ever wondered why relatively few entrepreneurial businesses achieve super success? It’s about one in twenty. Not very many. This should be surprising. Napoleon Hill said “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. There is no shortage of books, articles, websites and research about what makes a successful business…

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