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Failure To Communicate Correctly Can Cost You Money

Last Sunday afternoon I popped in to Tesco to pick up a few essentials. If you’ve met me then you’ll know I’m a friendly chap, so you won’t surprise that I got chatting to one of the staff members. Turned out to be the store manager. A bit of general chit chat led on to the store manager mentioning that …

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Failure Is What Makes Success So Much Sweeter

A few weeks ago my daughter, Keeley, took her driving test. She’s been having lessons for a little while and was super keen to get out on the road. I mean, what 17 year old doesn’t dream of the freedom of their own car? I have to say, I’m looking forward to it too – No more being Taxi-Dad! So …

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Excuse Me Have You Seen My Shipping Container?

A little while ago the 40 year old con-ro El Faro tragically sank, taking with it 391 containers and 294 trailers and cars. That’s quite a substantial loss. In fact in the shipping industry a loss like that is actually referred to as a “catastrophic loss”. But did you know that catastrophic losses aside, on average 612 containers go missing …

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Always Be Prepared

A few weeks ago we celebrated my mum’s 70th Birthday. It was a big family event with all of my immediate family attending. My mum, dad, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandkids…you get the drift. The night started off well. We had a pre-meal drink and a good catch up, then ordered our food. You know, the usual stuff when families …

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We’re Going to Hollywood!

We’ve all dreamed of seeing our name in lights and swanning down the red carpet at a blockbuster movie premier. But as entrepreneurs it’s rare that business ever takes us that way. Rare, but not impossible. A couple of weeks ago I got a call from my partner in LA. He had just had a great meeting in Hollywood with …

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Alien Ants

You’ll Never Believe This… Funny Stories From The World of Freight: Alien Ants It’s not just robots, killer snails and cyber attacks that have been upsetting the industry lately. It seems we’ve an alien invasion on our hands too! The MLIT of Japan recently gave a press release stating that there’s been a persistent problem with some of the containers …

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Is A Robot Going To Steal Your Job?

Over the last few years technology has become integrated into our lives more than ever before. From the phone you carry in your pocket to the computers hidden in your car, washing machine and even your coffee maker. Computers and robots are everywhere. It’s predicted that in the next 15 years up to 30% of jobs will be impacted by …

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Is Your Business At Risk Of Cyber Attack?

A couple of weeks ago a major cyber attack hit a selection of large companies in Europe, causing havoc in several industries such as banking, the postal service and shipping. One of the biggest carrier lines in the world, MAERSK was hit hard and bad. This particular cyber attack was ransomware. Basically a virus that gets into your system and …

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The Real Reason You Should Never Stop Learning

Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of meeting two incredible people, Sir Clive Woodward and Debra Searle. Both hugely successful in their own right, with some of the most inspiring stories and invaluable advice.  I took two whole days out of my schedule to go and hear them speak. Now, if you know me then you’ll know that …

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Never Judge A Book By Its Cover

After my Justin Bieber ordeal earlier this year, you can imagine how thrilled I was when my daughter once again invited me to accompany her to another concert. This time, it was Drake. Now, I love spending time with my daughter and I really appreciate that these opportunities will pass. She won’t always want dear old dad at gigs with …

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