David Parmenter

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So far David Parmenter has created 134 blog entries.
My vision is to change how leading organisations, around the world, measure and manage performance – by 2030
2303, 2020

Pay your mortgage off in 15 years- yeh right.

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

 

30 Years vs 15 Years of Payments on a mortgage of $400,000 at a 5% interest rate

30 Years of Payments
15 Years of Payments
15 years paid fortnightly

Monthly Payment
$2,147
$3163
$1582 fortnightly

Total Interest
$373,000
$169,000
$148,000

 

I am not kidding, this is what you will eventually do, if you are clever.  To get a mortgage you may sign yourself up to the devil, […]

2303, 2020

Follow Warren Buffets advice on investments

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Warren Buffet, called by many as the “greatest investor alive today” has always been open about the way Berkshire Hathaway invests.  Pouring over his annual reports, I have developed this checklist to help me gain an insight into Warren Buffet’s approach.  Whilst this checklist has not been reviewed or approved by Mr Buffet I am […]

2303, 2020

20 tips when buying your first home

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Know your credit score

Your credit score is one of the biggest factors in what your loan terms will be. Know your score before you ever try to get a loan, and take the time to repair it as there will be errors ( 4 out of 5 contains errors). Noticed a small mistake? No […]

2501, 2020

Warning of scam that international speakers need to be aware of

By |January 25th, 2020|0 Comments

If you receive an email from a reverend with a Gmail account, you can guarantee you’ve been hit by a scam.

Features of a scam are:

Large church who are running a large conference as they want to do something different.
Have substantial sponsorship so fees are not a problem.
They are promising about 600 people […]

2101, 2019

David Parmenter explores ‘How to unleash innovation in your organisation’

By |January 21st, 2019|0 Comments

I have been reading many of the great works in the innovation space, and through serendipitous events have gathered together resources that I believe will give the reader a unique and clear picture into the complex world of innovation. This working guide is due out in the next couple of weeks. Pre-order yours now by […]

201, 2019

30+ smarter ways of working: part 1

By |January 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Let’s look at Making Work Fun
Have a grand finale
George Hickton, one of New Zealand’s most successful CEOs firmly believes, “You need a grand finale, something to work towards”. The […]

2612, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 5

By |December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation. Lets now finish off our look at Communication.
Communication
The Achilles heel of many managers. John Kotter, of “Selling and leading Change” fame points out that we often under […]

2512, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 4

By |December 25th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation. Lets now look at Communication.
Communication
The Achilles heel of many managers. John Kotter, of “Selling and leading Change” fame points out that we often under communicate by a […]

2412, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 3

By |December 24th, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Lets look at using consultants effectively on projects
Behind most successful managers are the successful projects where they have been able to obtain leverage from using consultants properly. You have […]

2312, 2018

30+ smarter ways of working: part 2

By |December 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

From lessons gathered from forty years of observation, reading and discovery. I have broken the smarter ways into the following categories. Making Work Fun, Work Habits, Communication, and Innovation.
Lets look at Work Habits
Beware of becoming a workaholic
Whilst some of the greatest discoveries ever made have been the by-product of workaholics there are also many who simply […]