Franchises as a Business Model

Franchises as a Business Model

Many people say that, in time, all successful businesses will be in the form of a franchise. This opinion is based on the following facts: A successful franchise is based on a proven business model; The business model and operating procedures defined in the franchise...
Shopping Malls and Landlords

Shopping Malls and Landlords

  Barry has written about the ways people have tried to relieve him and those he knows, of their retirement funding. I will try and do the same but from a different base. My first tale is that of the Landlord and the new shopping mall. As a farmer, I used my own...
Sinks and Sources

Sinks and Sources

  I define Emotional energy as the effect that people meet when interacting with another person. Often, as a result of this interaction, both people leave the interaction, one feeling energised (the sink) and the other drained or exhausted (the source). In my...
Is the Glass Half full or Half Empty?

Is the Glass Half full or Half Empty?

  In my opinion, this is a positive and considered response. It offers the feeling that while perfection is seldom achieved, there will almost always be others less fortunate than me and my condition could worsen without any input from me. To my wife, the...