Category Archives: Profits

Business Success – Failing Forward

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Problem You may think you are in the darkest jail of trouble, with no way forward and no way out, but I have learned that God always has the last word and that … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Psychopath in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Revelation I once left our Company offices in frustration just before midday and went straight to my hotel room. Although hungry, I just climbed into bed and never ordered any room service. Feeling … Continue reading

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Key Phrases from the Marketplace Handbook

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce When you have been active in the Marketplace for nearly three decades, as I have, or for 100 years as our family business has; you develop a specific language or handbook comprising a few … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Slavery in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce Looking Back For the majority of the 7 billion people living on planet earth today, financial freedom is a long forgotten dream. In Roman times, if an individual owed money he/she was thrown in … Continue reading

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The Significance of Business Intelligence

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Financial Crises When I was living in Stratford upon Avon in England in 2008, I was intricately involved in global economics as a trained economist. At the time, the hidden precursors of the … Continue reading

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Attributes for Business Success often Overlooked

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce Looking Back I spent a decade at University studying all the possible business scenarios people may encounter. Only after many years in the marketplace did it dawn on me that knowledge is futile without … Continue reading

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Commercial Opportunities Multiply as they are Seized

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Call to Conflict I was raised in a Christian home – not a perfect home like everyone else – but one that taught the wonderful insights of the Bible, such as Matthew 5:9 … Continue reading

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Breaking Gracelessness in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce Considering the Matter One day, while travelling in the car with my father in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, he reminisced about the good old days when he was eighty (sorry Dad, but you still look young to … Continue reading

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It’s Foolish to Shake Hands on a Deal

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Old-Fashioned Handshake When it comes to conveying goodwill and instilling confidence, the old-fashioned handshake is often used. The gesture can reinforce positive impressions and even undo bad ones. Psychologists have found that a … Continue reading

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How do People Make Decisions about their Money?

by Alan Louis, PhD (Commerce). Introduction I mentioned in a previous blog that you will often discover in banking material that so and so Bank refer to themselves as a ‘relationship-minded Bank’. I don’t know which planet you are working … Continue reading

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