Keep it simple

Keep it simple

The Kiss Principle – Keep it simple, stupid – is an acronym for design principles coined by the US Navy in 1960. The idea is that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated and that therefore simplicity should be a key...
Close Up and Start Again?

Close Up and Start Again?

One of the big attractions to running your business as a limited company has always been the idea that if things go wrong you can just shut down that company and start up again as a new company.  Is this still true? Well, there are now one or two problems: you may...
Lies and Statistics

Lies and Statistics

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – a quotation attributed to Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and popularised in the USA by, amongst others, the author Mark Twain. (Actually, the attribution to Disraeli is...
The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth

We’ve all heard urban myths   –   those stories that are passed from one person to another but somehow you can never pin them down to their origins. Yet there’s usually a feeling that maybe it could be true –  until you start to think about it...