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Maximising and utilising your understanding of business finance – for non-finance managers

Introduction This post has been written from the perspective of a senior manager as that is the my most recent experience, although it applies throughout all areas of a manufacturing business. It can stand alone but can be read as an abstract work that will lead into other uses of the management toolbox, as posted […]

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A pen post

There’s a story behind this pen and it goes something like this; Travelling back home via Zurich airport last year, my wife and I had a few hours stopover, so we window shopped for a while. As my wife wandered off toward glitzy stores that sold completely unnecessary things, such as handbags and scarves, I […]

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A testimonial of working in Saudi Arabia

Even though I had worked as an Ex pat in Europe for a number of years prior to working in Saudi, I knew that any comparisons in the business culture would be futile and irrelevant. What surprised me most was the perennial observation from my Saudi employers that I did not fit into their culture. […]

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Why blog about management, Bastian?

Recently, I found myself discussing management techniques with a trusted colleague and he asked why I approached and performed management tasks in my unique way, “I didn’t realise it was unique” I replied. That started a personal introspective that has led to the creation of this blog. I have been in management roles for almost […]


Andy Collinsson

Andy Collinson started out his extensive career in the print, packaging and associated industries through a scientific route, yet his true vocation beckoned upon being offered the initial step upon the ladder of a career in management. Since these humble beginnings, Andy has undertaken many varied roles, across multiple continents in small to medium size businesses, […]