General Interest

Our business straddles two acronym-rich industries: accounting and technology. Some consultants and change managers would advise us to normalise the language we use because our conversations could be construed as esoteric. However, when operating internally, we do not isolate any individuals on the team, and...

The fitness of business. Is it so different from the business of fitness? I don’t think so. Having been proudly involved in both, I can say they correlate in more ways than you think....

Virtual CFO services are designed to bridge the gap present in an organisation that needs high-level financial advice but doesn’t yet have or require a full-time employee in the role. A VCFO should give you a better understanding of where your business is today and...

We’ve been working extremely hard for a long time on our new release software version. It’s our baby. It’s significant. It’s powerful. It’s much-anticipated. It’s beautiful. Castaway is a serious tool. We have customers who rely on us to develop and maintain powerful software they...

When the human body experiences fear, our minds are automatically switched to ‘Fight or Flight’ mode. It alerts us that we’re headed in a direction that’s outside of our comfort zone and contrary to our primal instinct, this can be a good sign! Where we...

The Australian Small Business Champions Conference invited experts with real experience to share their insights and inspire small businesses....

We’ve seen a proliferation of CFO outsourcing solutions pop up in the last 2 or 3 years. They all have one thing in common: they each claim with great passion to be different....

The role of a CEO is to make decisions in the face of uncertainty. But without the right insights to support those decisions, they are little more than guesswork. An effective scenario planning process provides CEOs with the insights, clarity and confidence to make the right...

If you are a glass-half-full person, interruption is an excellent thing. It means you are functioning and active and people need you. Interruption is necessary for growth....

Leonardo da Vinci was not only a brilliant artist and engineer, but he was also a meticulous, talented and relentless planner. The later are characteristics of a successful person, regardless of your skills. Called a ‘cartoon’, the technique is a preparatory study for the real...