07 Jan 2011
January 7, 2011

Money has to move to be of value

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Stationary money is of no value.  It just sits there.  Doing nothing.  Achieving nothing.  Rotting away as inflation eats into it. Money needs to move.  Stretch its legs.  Be exchanged for goods and services so that the next owner can then use it to do the same.  My neighbour gets paid a bonus (and the.. read more →

06 Jan 2011
January 6, 2011

HMV – three years ago

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As a postscript to my blog entry this morning, I thought I’d mention that just under three years ago there was a blog post about HMV on the Interactive Investor site : Is HMV in the ‘buggy whip’ business? A few quotes: I bought HMV thinking it would go on growing but the question now.. read more →

06 Jan 2011
January 6, 2011

HMV – Highstreet Media Vanishing?

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Another interesting article in the Telegraph has caught my eye: HMV profit warning: can it survive? Now, I am going to have to confess some pro-HMV bias here.  I’ve been involved with them on a number of occasions over the last twenty-five years, I’ve had a beer or two with Mr Fox, and I even.. read more →

This morning I read a fantastic article by Lord Sugar on the Telegraph website. Success? It’s down to you all the way: Lord Sugar What I really love about his article is the simplicity and honesty of it.  Lord Sugar tells it how it is, cutting through the BS of the management gurus and pointing.. read more →

There cannot be many business owners and managers in the UK who are not spending the time between Christmas and New Year thinking about the possible affects of the impending VAT increase.  I’ve been reading what a few other blogs have to say on the subject and this seems typical of those I came across:.. read more →