IN THE MEDIA: Do you Know Your Number?

Source: Business Acumen Magazine If you own a private enterprise in Australia then you have “a number”. This is your end game, your commercial vision, the sale figure you believe will see you happily sail into the sunset. What you may not know is your Numbers – plural. These are the periods of No Man’s…

IN THE MEDIA: Are you Really an Entrepreneur?

Source: Smart Company by Nina Hendy The term entrepreneur has become a buzzword in recent years, but is it being grossly over-used? How do you know when you’re an entrepreneur? And should you stop calling yourself one? International business coach Jacob Aldridge offers great description… Read the whole article here

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“Flower of Business,” a combat manual

With respect to the greatest fencing-master of the late 1300s, Fiore Furlan dei Liberi da Premariacco, and his manual Fior di Battaglia (Flower of Battle). [1] Jacob Aldridge: “As a young man I desired to learn authentic business, including the art of fighting for profit with sales, products, channels, brand and necessary infrastructure, on my own…

The Peter Principle, Dilbert Principle, and Imposter Syndrome

If it’s one thing worse than reporting to an incompetent manager, it’s being a manager and constantly feeling you’re inadequate. So why do useless people win promotions, and how do you make sure you’re not one of them? One of my favourite management philosophies, The Peter Principle, observes that “managers rise to the level of…

Fix, System, or Asset?

Want a Business Fix, System or Asset? A doctor will fix your broken leg. A good doctor will tell you, after the fourth broken leg, to stop jumping your motorbike over school buses. But when you truly cannot imagine a life without fresh air and school buses beneath your wheels, then you need a better system…

In Support of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI)

by Jacob Aldridge, who owns ~$1.2 million in property and loves every cent of his mortgages I like money and I like property. I mean, they’re not the reason I’m alive but all other things being equal I would rather have them than not. Which is why I get angry when my first-home-owner-wannabe friends outline…

Kiko, Paradigm Shifts, and their Impact on Business Valuation

by Jacob Aldridge There are a number of elements in a business that impact its valuation. These can be positive impacts (eg, new product lines) or negative impacts (eg, abnormally large liabilities on the balance sheet). When I explain these elements to business owners, I talk about the two biggest negative impacts on Valuation as ‘Temporary…

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Top 25 Best Business Coaches in Brisbane

If you’re here looking for a great business coach in Brisbane, then click here to see the updated 2020 List. Remember to ask: “How many businesses have you coached through an official Recession?” The Australian GFC doesn’t count – as you’ve probably noticed, this is a LOT different. Here is my original article – and…

IN THE MEDIA: Understanding your Role as Leader

Source: Stepps.com If you don’t understand your role as a leader, your business will be rudderless. For example, in the real estate industry many principals are really just agents who have chosen to work for themselves rather than under another business. Those who are actually leading their companies (and their industries) sit above and ahead of the day-to-day business.…