Paul Simister

I have identified a tightly defined business library that’s suitable for entrepreneurs and business owners. The list will keep developing as I find new books I don’t think a business owner should be without but I don’t want the list to exceed twelve books so I’m going to get to the stage where putting a […]

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This is a book about the Theory of Constraints developed by Eliyahu Goldratt and popularised in his first book The Goal. Like that great book, this is a novel although it’s really like listening in to a series of coaching calls between a manager and his coach. ***** Five Stars Who Should Read This Book? […]

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If your business is stuck and your performance has stalled in terms of sales and profit, or worse if things have turned down, you need to take action. The first thing to ask is… Do You Know Why Your Business Is Stuck? In detail? Meaning you have identified specific causes? Or have you made an […]

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Right from the start of my career, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of helping turn around businesses in trouble. When I was being interviewed as a trainee accountant in 1981, I expressed interest in the firms’ business recovery departments. My career as an employee had its share of highs and lows. I was seconded […]

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When you have a problem as a business owner, it’s very easy to feel unsure about what you need to do next to improve your business. You feel stuck (see symptoms of being stuck) and it’s hard to get unstuck on your own. Quite simply, you’re too close to see things objectively. This makes it […]

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The Symptoms Of Being Stuck In Your Business

by Paul Simister on May 2, 2016

Sometimes you know you’re stuck because you have a problem going around and around in your head without reaching an answer. Other times, you or your business might suffer from some of these symptoms: You feel conflicted about your business, as if you’re being pulled in at least two directions at the same time.. . […]

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This is a review of “Genghis Khan Guide to Business” by Brian Charles John Warnes. Who Should Read This Book Every qualified accountant without extensive business experience at finance director/controller/chief financial officer level. Every business owner and entrepreneur. Every managing director or chief executive who is responsible for the profit and cash performance of a […]

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Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee A Mauborgne

by Paul Simister on February 8, 2016

I’ve been fascinated by the topic of differentiating a business or product/service for more than 20 years and I even have a separate blog called Differentiate Your Business. Who Should Read This Book ? Business owners and entrepreneurs. Senior executives in big businesses. Product managers and marketing managers in big businesses. Business consultants, coaches and […]

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Income Before You Buy Review

by Paul Simister on November 19, 2015

Income Before You Buy is the best low cost business growth training aimed at small business owners that I’ve seen. It is so good that I stopped any plans I had for developing my own because I knew I could never match the scope and professionalism of this website based system. >>>Income Before You Buy […]

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The Primary Deficit Sustainability Framework

by Paul Simister on April 14, 2014

The Primary Deficit Sustainability Framework or PDS Framework is a way to monitor public finances and to see whether they are heading into or away from trouble and adverse bond market reaction. I was reminded about it in James Rickards book, “The Death Of Money”. The Key Factors In The PDS Framework The key factors […]

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