Tom Peters latest.

Tom Peters is one of the best known business visionaries of all time. In the last 50 years, he’s written a dozen or more books since graduating from Cornell and Stanford. I’ve heard him speak live five times and on one of those occasions enjoyed a conversation where he was very kind to comment on […]

Planning & Preparation.

Planning & Preparation

I’ve been coaching all our members through the four stages of this crisis: 1. Confront the brutal reality (that’s dealing with all the essential issues to ensure survival) 2. Reimagine (draw on all your team and network to get imaginative, creative and innovative to mentally create your new business) 3. Planning & Preparation (the start […]

Economic Outlook

Dedicated to all those currently furloughed. Economic Outlook. I’ve just heard from the Oracle – and it’s good news. Roger Martin-Fagg, a leading behavioural economist and Property Academy speaker has just shared his latest forecast for the economy. We will publish it in full shortly but I just wanted to share this chart straight away. […]

Cut the mooring lines.

Dedicated to Captain Tom Moore’s 100th Birthday Walk for the NHS. You can find out more here. Cut the mooring lines. Earlier today, a question was posed on a webinar as to whether the High Street is now dead. Several people suggested it was dying prior to the lockdown whilst others felt there were still […]


Dedicated to Suzana Mavity of Acaboom for all she’s done to raise money for “Do it for Dom” in support of Huntington’s Disease Association. Inventorpreneur Thomas Edison is perhaps best known as the inventor of the modern day lightbulb. It’s written that his first 10,000 attempts failed indeed he’s alleged to have said: “I have […]

If not now, when?

If not now, When?

Right now I should have been in New York with 30 of the most forward thinking agents and leading suppliers along with our Australian counterparts all sharing best practices, new ideas and innovations. Instead, BlueSkyNYC will now take place in 2021 and the content we had planned will be shared with all our members as […]

S.U.M.O.* (as Property Academy speaker Paul McGee would say)

Dedicated to Louise Jefferies of SDL for overcoming an horrendous accident and returning to work with a positivity that radiates despite her impaired condition. S.U.M.O.* (as Property Academy speaker Paul McGee would say) When she was 32, Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage IV cancer in her liver and lungs. That […]

Kindness triumphs

Dedicated to Graham Norwood and Ros Renshaw for bringing us the industry news every day. Ros is recuperating after major surgery following a serious fall – everyone at Property Academy sends our best wishes for a full recovery. Kindness triumphs I’m grateful to Mark Crampton-Smith (of College & County estate agents) for sending me this […]

If at first you don’t succeed

Dedicated to Yvonne and Vikki for all they do for Agents Giving charity If at first you don’t succeed Stephen King’s first published novel, “Carrie” came close to being scrapped. After 30 rejections from different publishers for his first three novels, King threw the initial manuscript into the bin stating that he wasn’t good enough […]

The more you fail, the more you succeed

Dedicated to Michael Utchanah (of Robinson, Michael & Jackson) who is in hospital suffering considerably from Covid 19. “Please get well soon Mike” from all your friends at Property Academy. The more you fail, the more you succeed Bill Gates’ first business failed. That’s right, one of the richest people in the world fell at […]