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How TM Lewin are approaching a post-COVID-19 landscape

July 10th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “How TM Lewin are approaching a post-COVID-19 landscape”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Another one bites the dust. After celebrating the British success story of Gymshark in my last article, I feel compelled to pick apart one of the many recent downfalls.

How Gymshark has scaled like a tech company

How Gymshark has scaled like a tech company

June 26th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “How Gymshark has scaled like a tech company”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

I often write about screw-ups; Jamie Oliver, Patisserie Valerie, HMV, Theranos, Marks & Spencer, Pizza Express, Heinz etc. After all, we learn most from mistakes – and learning from other people’s means we can hopefully avoid making them ourselves.

However, this time I want to write about a company that’s doing things well, a company that has an inspiring story, and hopefully one we can also learn just as much from – Gymshark.

How to Reach Peak Mental Fitness - Mindfulness Session For All Accountants

How to Reach Peak Mental Fitness – Mindfulness For All Accountants

June 8th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “How to Reach Peak Mental Fitness – Mindfulness For All Accountants”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

In this webinar, I wanted to give my views on how to keep a focused state of mind to increase your ability in both business and personal performance. I feel it is critical in stressful times to be able to de-stress, reenergize, and focus on the task at hand, especially during the current times of this webinar being recorded.

What you can learn from McMillion$ Monopoly scam

June 4th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “What you can learn from McMillion$ Monopoly scam”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

I’ve started watching McMillion$ on Sky. McMillion$ is the story of the McDonalds Monopoly scam that occurred between 1995 and 2001. I’m only a couple of episodes into it so I don’t know the full story yet but it’s fascinating to watch and hear.

The Last Dance: Business lessons from Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls

May 28th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “The Last Dance: Business lessons from Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls”

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written by alastair barlow [blog]

I was a huge Michael Jordan fan; I watched every game on Eurosport as a kid, I even had a full-sized poster of him in my room (next to Charles Barkley from the Phoenix Suns). But even if you’re not a basketball fan, if you haven’t seen The Last Dance, you’re missing out on one of the most inspiring sporting stories of all time.

How to lose £650m revenue in a month | Primark Vs. COVID-19

May 7th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “How to lose £650m revenue in a month | Primark Vs. COVID-19”

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written by alastair barlow [blog]

I’m not going to dress this up – physical retail has absolutely and definitively taken a complete beating in the last month.

What riding a bike can teach us about the life of an entrepreneur

April 23rd, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “What riding a bike can teach us about the life of an entrepreneur”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

I was recently out on my bike getting a bit of exercise and whilst out I had a few thoughts on how the countryside hills I was navigating had some parallels to being an entrepreneur running a business. The following are my thoughts I recorded while cycling that explains the challenges:

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How we are approaching COVID-19 & how to safeguard your business

March 19th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “How we are approaching COVID-19 & how to safeguard your business”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Hope you’re doing well and combatting any cabin fever you may be feeling working from home the past week! In this blog post I wanted to talk about how we are approaching COVID-19 at flinder & how you can safeguard your business in the months ahead.

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An Important Message to our Clients

March 18th, 2020 Posted by alastair, blog, Press release 0 comments on “An Important Message to our Clients”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Here’s an important email that I sent out earlier today to flinder clients:

Dear all, following on from my note last Friday please see below additional business exercises to consider in these testing times. Businesses need to prepare for potential significant business disruption and adverse impact to demand (some may actually see an increase in demand depending on their sector).

How To Get to Sleep for Business Owners 😴

March 16th, 2020 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “How To Get to Sleep for Business Owners 😴”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

Many entrepreneurs struggle to get enough sleep. I’m one of them – my most creative thoughts come to me in the middle of the night. I can fall asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow but it’s the 4 hours later that I’m literally wide awake with so many ideas running through my head. And so with that in mind, this week’s 3 things are all about sleep….