Many thanks for the replies to The Private Sale Puzzle . Unfortunately, nobody has come up with a logically coherent explanation for why when there are two private parties of equal power, it is the buyer who is expected to take the risk. I think I know the reason why – there probably isn’t one! Continue reading
I need your help with a conundrum. The answer, I would imagine, is to be found somewhere in economics, psychology or a mixture of the two. It concerns a situation and mode of behaviour , which to my mind, is illogical and irrational and yet almost without exception, everyone adheres to it and accepts it as normal.
Here’s the conundrum: Continue reading
One of the interesting things about putting any work out into the public domain is getting feedback from people experiencing it for the first time. My latest book ‘ Why Didn’t They Tell Me? 99 Shameless Success Secrets They Don’t Teach You At Eton, Harrow Or Even The Classiest Comprehensive’ was published last month, and as always, the wait for the first reactions was a tense one. You always think it’s going to be okay – why the heck would you publish something if you don’t think it’s any good? – but you can never really be sure. Continue reading
My recent piece about the plonkers at Porsche got more reaction than I anticipated, and so I thought I’d give you another example of what passes for marketing in some industries. Just last week I received the following missive: Continue reading