Tag Archives: Decisions

Business Success – A Dealer in Hope

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce At the turn of the 19th Century, Napoleon Bonaparte defined a leader as a ‘dealer in hope’, but in that case, hope was merely a secular belief in good outcomes for business or military … Continue reading

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Business Success – A Dealer in Peace

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce. The Peacemakers “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Such a heart-warming verse of the Bible from the beatitudes of Jesus. Peacemakers display God’s reconciling nature because … Continue reading

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Business Success – Dealing in Contentment

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce Applying the Testudo One of my Christian mentors, who is sadly now deceased, often encouraged me to “apply the Testudo” in my business affairs. In ancient Roman warfare, the Roman Legions used what was … 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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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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