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Happy New Year! We're back in the office and on deck focused on maximising your business' success in 2019. We had a wonderful break spent at home rejuvenating with friends and family. We treated ourselves to a fantastic evening at the Convention Centre where we watched Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back in concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing live to the film. Experiencing the film note by note before the orchestra really added momentum to an epic film, and will make watching future Star Wars films at home difficult!
We wish you every success in your business and financial endeavours for 2019!
Wynnum Business Christmas Lunch
We attended Wynnum Business' final meeting for the year, where we enjoyed a Christmas banquet at The Waterloo Bay Hotel. An overview of the group's plans for Wynnum Business in 2019 was given and we caught up with the other local businesses to learn what they also had in store for the next year.
The new book Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most by Steven Johnson, media theorist and host of the American Innovation podcast, is rich with insights and is especially practical to those in business.
"Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved."
For owners of SMEs, key decisions should not be made by one person (single-scale thinking). The smarter approach is having input from others (much like a management board), such as scheduling regular brainstorming and decision-making meetings with key staff and business advisers like myself.
To many, reading a book may seem near impossible these days, with 24/7 demands making us all so time-poor. But I believe the lessons in this book are so worth while that I encourage all my clients to set aside some time to spend with me going through these gems.