27 March, 2015
The awful tragedy of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps this week brought me to tears. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost someone on that flight and indeed anyone who has experienced loss. Life is THE only thing that matters in the end and the greatest crime occurs when life is taken. Having lost my Father in tragic circumstances I still, to this day, carry that pain and…
27 February, 2015
Business failure is a subject that is always in the background but rarely gets dealt with. Failure is part of the cycle of business: after all, if every business that started succeeded, grew and continued to take market share there would be limited room for the new and the innovative. So given that in business failure is inevitable, for those who don’t do the things proven to prevent it, the question has to be…
6 February, 2015
It is clear (to me anyway), that to ‘know’ what another human is thinking or why they are doing whatever it is they are doing is impossible. Which is quite scary when you deeply think about it, because it means you are truly ‘an island’. Yet we don’t feel like that on a daily basis. In fact, last week, after a frustrating few days in business we had a fantastic family weekend that involved…
26 January, 2015
In 2013 in the UK, there were 346,000 business births, up 77,000 on the previous year, and the biggest increase since the series began. Business births outnumber business deaths by 109,000 in 2013, the largest margin since the series began. That is a lot of net business increase and quite a lot of dreams fulfilled. The two questions that jump out to me are why were there so many deaths? and why were less…
7 January, 2015
Will it be? and why only at the start of the year? Why can’t this year be the year where you think ‘Happy New Day!’? Well of course it can be, however there are some terms and conditions (please sign when ready to commit). In my humble but confident opinion the below are the things you will need to subscribe to with passion on a daily basis in order to make 2015 your ultimate…
10 December, 2014
This is so different for so many people but hopefully in all cases Christmas brings some time for you to sit back and reflect on what you really want for yourself and your future. Opening 12 pairs of socks and a potato on Christmas morning doesn’t seem to take away that feeling of desire for something else. You can pretty much guarantee that satisfaction will not be found under the Christmas tree wrapped up…
8 November, 2014
There comes a time in every business when it needs to re-launch itself. This shouldn’t be done lightly. The first thing to consider is the market place. What does it want and will your re-launch provide more of what the market wants. Research and analytics should be the guide for this, in conjunction with the most powerful and important consultants in any business – your customers. Next year Jasper’s will move from…

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