Commenting Policy - basically, don't be an arsehole!

This blog reflects my personal view on business. And other stuff.

I don’t profess to be a guru. Or amazingly successful. But I have travelled, worked in a lot of places, started my own business, consulted, given talks, presented, won new business (and lost business, and staff, and ideas, and friends — just like anyone else going through life).

So these are really my observations. And some tips on how you can do better business.

You are most welcome to comment and build the conversation.

You’re welcome to criticise my view.

But please, if you want to be an arsehole, go be an arsehole somewhere else (even if you think I’m the arsehole!).

What’s arsehole behaviour? Well basically being Donald Trump: lazy, sexist, racist, arrogant, anti-LGBTQI, ill-mannered, overly sensitive, etc.

So no comments allowed which disparage anyone from anywhere.

But you’re welcome to constructively attack ideas or concepts (just not the person putting them forward).

And you’re more than welcome to share whatever you want from this blog.

Privacy Policy

Our website is designed to be speedy, easy to navigate and attractive (we think :)). Some of our content includes links to other sites or properties not managed or controlled by ourselves.
While we have no control over the actions of these sites, for our own site we are committed to the following privacy practices:

  1. If you drop me an email I will receive your email address, name and surname. I will not share this with anyone or any organisation.
  2. I won’t keep any of your information. However, Disqus, our commenting platform, will keep some of your personal data. You can manage your privacy directly with that platform at disqus.com.
  3. I will provide links to other websites including Youtube. Youtube is owned by Google and it's their responsibility to put in place measures to protect your privacy. We can't do much about this. Google Maps is another google product that tracks. So are the fonts we use on this site.
  4. Similarly for clicking on our Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest links. By clicking on these links you are essentially "opting in" and would need to "opt out" directly from their platforms.
  5. We use Google Analytics to track the performance of our website. This means that cookies are enabled on our website. Google will collect your IP address, web browser, location and, if you have been cruising the internet, other information about you and your life – sorry, but this is just a reality. This assists Google in targeting you with advertisements which they assume will be helpful to you. But hey, who knows, this is Google.
  6. What is a "cookie"? Good question! www.whatarecookies.com defines these as "…small files which are stored on a user's computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.".
  7. You can disable, delete or block cookies through your web browser. Just find the "privacy" settings and navigate from there. Click to see how this is done in Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Explorer and Edge.
  8. I’m not selling any products from this site. So you have no worries about releasing financial information or data.
  9. Ja, I know. Privacy is an important issue. So be careful out there in the wild worldwide web. Don't give your details away. And if something feels/smells/looks fishy it probably is.

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