Tag Archives: Thinking about Crime Limited

Back Row Boys

Last week I did lots and lots of training sessions in Guernsey, and it gave me an opportunity to consider an issue that I have noticed again and again.  Why, when presented with a room of empty seats, do people … Continue reading

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A new look for spring

When you’re a one person business, as I am, you have to learn to prioritise.  You only have so many hours in the day (after all, those episodes of “Poldark” don’t watch themselves in the evenings) and so you have … Continue reading

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Debrett’s: the smartphone edition

I realise that I’m a bit old-fashioned in my ways – for instance, I refuse to drink out of bottles and insist on asking for a glass, often to much eye-rolling from young bar-staff.  And I also work alone much … Continue reading

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What do you want from my website?

I hope that you will forgive me for hijacking today’s post to ask for your help.  Over the weekend I was looking at my company website (www.thinkingaboutcrime.com) and it occurred to me that it might be due for a revamp. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to, well, me

As regular readers and long-time friends will know, I’ve been hanging around the AML locker room for many years now.  I started out as a self-employed person, and then in the same fortnight in 2003 two potential clients said that … Continue reading

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New school term

Maybe it’s because training is the grown-up equivalent of school lessons, or maybe it’s because I work in a country where the academic year takes a long break to allow children to help get in the harvest (might be time … Continue reading

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Learning on the job

When I trained as a teacher, back in the dark ages, one of my most elderly and, yes, crusty lecturers gave us this piece of advice: “If the buggers [a.k.a. delightful young people with enquiring minds] ask you a question … Continue reading

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And Grossey hits a century!

Well, lovely readers, it is quite a day for this little blog!  This is my hundredth post since I went all hi-tech and relaunched my blog here on WordPress.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoy writing it – … Continue reading

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Cocaine stilettos and baths full of cash

When I first started providing AML training, back in the days when dancing and cookery programmes on the telly featured professionals rather than celebrities who fancied a go at our expense, it was quite hard to find real-life examples.  All … Continue reading

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Too organised for my own good

A friend who is thinking of going into business on his own asked me today what I think are the main desirable characteristics for a self-employed person.  I blathered on for a while about being self-starting, motivated and probably a … Continue reading

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