Martin P Wilson


Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration, Insight, IT

Facilitation and Mentoring for Success.

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Creating & Developing a Consultancy Practice – New Edition

This book is an extensive guide to setting up a consultancy business. written by Martin Wilson, the founder of Solidus. It will help the new consultant get on the right path and understand the commitment they are making. It will be the best investment that a prospective, or even experienced consultants, will make in their futures.

Creating & Developing a Consultancy Practice, 2nd edition by Martin P Wilson is now available (2013, ISBN: 978-0-9575411-0-8) for Kindle in Amazon Kindle Store or your local Kindle Store.

Dr Michael Walton reviewing the original print edition of Creating and Developing a Consultancy Practice in Management Consultancy magazine as its Book of the Month wrote:

"... it is not jazzy - but it is very practical and is likely to be extremely useful if you are thinking of setting yourself up in business." He also confirms that it would be a worthwhile

read for the experienced consultant as well and goes on to say:

"I would recommend this book; it would have helped me several years ago when I decided to set up my own consulting practice."

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INSpect Flip Chart Mind MapIdeas and Innovation at Work

A brief summary of papers and other resources covering approaches and techniques devised by Solidus to support its client work. This includes current and planned papers that will contiibute to thought leadership in strategic planning, project management and business transformation.

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Quick Thoughts

Has Military Action Ever Dissuaded Tyrants?

Syria - flagIn his speech before the war in Iraq Tony Blair, the UK Prime Minister, argued that not intervening would send a message that tyrants would feel at liberty to act without consequence. By military action in Iraq, he argued, those who would perpetrate atrocities would think twice. There would not seem to be any evidence, before or since, that would back up that contention.

We now have David Cameron, the current Prime Minister, making essentially the same arguments – do politicians ever learn from history?


Government Spending is not Driver of Growth

Parliament Square London IC02001If more public spending is the only way to create growth then surely governments have become too large a part of the economy? Government is about spending and has little to do with creating wealth.

The best government can do is move wealth from individuals and business to those who serve government.


Capped Bonuses, There May be Trouble Ahead

Politicians do not seem to be good at imagining unintended consequences. The cap on bankers’ bonuses, however popular, may be counter-productive in reducing risk.

Dark Stormy Skys and Beauty Often CoexistIf a smaller proportion of a trader’s income is at risk if a trade goes wrong they may pursue high-risk opportunities to get that big win. If it works they guarantee the full bonus and could also use it to negotiate a higher salary (and bonus) for the following year. If it fails the downside is limited by the capped bonus to a smaller part of overall income. At the end of the day traders are competitive and gamblers at heart so will they be more likely to pursue the big win when their own risk is limited?

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