Useful “stuff”

When we come across something that may be useful to business decision-makers in general, but may not be directly linked to strategic decision making, we drop it on this page for a month or so.

Free Appe iPhone/iPod/iPad application: MindTools

A useful app that includes 100 useful management, business and productivity skills in a tool-kit that offers assistance on a variety of topics such as team management, decision making, problem solving, personal productivity and strategy.

Click here to take you to the place where you can download the app.


Free Apple iPhone/iPod application to help make decisions

Want to take the pain out of those big decisions? Download the free Apple App to help you – ideal for procrastinators! (Note – this is a real, working app but is “tongue-in-cheek” – if you want real help with decisions, speak to Genesis!

While you are here, why not have a look around our blog for other (hopefully more useful) inputs to assist you in taking strategic decisions. The page on articles and research is particularly useful. And seriously… if you want real help in taking a strategic decision, give us a call – thats what we do for a living! (You can also find us on Facebook)

Click here to take you to the place you can download your Apple App
The Procrastinator


The surprising truth about what motivates us!

This is a great video production by Dan Pink. Some serious research revealing some fascinating and useful conclusions. And delivered in an incredibly entertaining and memorable way.

What motivates us?


Baker Street Publishing
– a good source of decision information

I “met” (virtually) Steve Barrager the other day and came across a seasoned veteran in decision making support and process. His web-site and blog: Baker Street Publishing, is well worth a visit if you are interested in knowing more about the science, and sometimes art, of strategic decision making:

Baker Street Publishing


Visualisation tools: the “A Periodic Table of Visualisation Tools”

I stumbled across this gem while surfing on It is a little hard to describe without viewing, but basically gives examples of different types of data visualisation (data, strategy, information, concept, metaphor, etc). Some are basic, but others are more novel.
A useful source when thinking about visualising.

A periodic table of visualisation tools


Free book: “Strategy, leadership and the soul”

Although not directly related to strategic decision-making, Jennifer Sertl’s book offers guidance in terms of the context within decisions should be made. Her perspectives about how organisations have evolved and where we are in that evolution are innovative and challenging. The advice on what to do about this may even result in you shifting your perspectives a little. Free download below:

Strategy, Leadership and the Soul

“Quick and dirty” cash flow valuation model and more….

Complements of Inc. magazine, a quick spreadsheet application to help you value companies. Download from this link.
Business Valuation Model

Actually, has a wide range of useful downloadable tools – especially useful for small and medium-sized businesses such as business plan templates. Go to tools and see for yourself.