We made one big mistake when we announced our Thinky Afro competition 12 months ago. We hadn’t anticipated the site getting quite so popular and quite so many articles hitting 1000 views. This poor sod has spent an evening putting together the long list of qualifying articles which hit 1000 views and he has a headache. Chris Daems can gladly never write a lengthy titled article again for all I care.
We have judges ready to judge and wig ready for wearing, not to mention that filthy cash. So, next step is to get this list down to a shortlist. Stay tuned and feel free to influence the decision in any way you see fit. Don’t forget, those shortlist get prizes as well. Chris Budd might win his own book. The Banker might get his published in time.
The long list – in date order, most recent first
Chris Daems: Chuckling, culture and a question of gender
Dan Collins: What’s on your (IFA) mind
Chris Budd: Advice for the young at heart
Graham Bentley: Telegraphed
Iain Wishart: Canary Wharf sunset
Brett Davidson: Is the FCA at your door about asset based pricing?
Martin Bamford: The balance of life is, in the ripe and ruined
Brett Davidson: Blowing up bad advice
Chris Budd: The changing tide of adviser roles
Martin Bamford: Yes! We’re all individuals!
Chris Budd: Make an exhibition of yourselves
Shane Balkham: Passive v Active: A Chief Investment Officer’s view
John Pittham: What Michelin Stars have to do with your marketing
Jamie Jenkins: AC/DC to power the new retirement
John Pittham: Secure your Google My Business listing
Rob Cain: Managing Social Media
Chris Budd: How to choose clients
Abraham Okusanya: The great big legacy sh**storm
Clive Waller: Insource or outsource? Who’d be an adviser?
Chris Budd: When the levy breaks
Jamie Jenkins: The things people say
Brett Davidson: The consultant strikes back!
Chris Budd: The rise of the consultant
Damian Smyth: The oldest profession in the world
Brett Davidson: Understanding your finances – overhead percentage
Brett Davidson: Understanding your finances – profit margins
Martin Bamford: Replacing stuff with experiences
Chris Budd: Is it time to grow up? You decide.
Patrick Seal: How we communicate as a profession and with clients
Lee Robertson: Pensions and the military covenant
Brett Davidson: Are you working your web presence?
Damian Smyth: Flat fees, party time
Clive Waller: TPAS, annuities and the variable quality of advice
Jamie Jenkins: ‘Remember automatic enrolment?’
Jamie Jenkins: Budget 2014: Now that’s what I call pensions liberation
Chris Budd: Getting my hands on the money
Nick Lincoln: It’s all arse about face
Bridget Greenwood: Do marketers really help with social media?
Abraham Okusanya: Who do you think you are, Warren Buffett?
Paul Armson: Somebody’s gonna hurt someone
Jamie Jenkins: The nudge game
Martin Bamford: Advisers, commercial and press integrity
Martin Bamford: The future for IFA business is local
Alistair Cunningham: Be extraordinary
Jamie Jenkins: All quiet on the pensions front
Brett Davidson: How much should I charge?
Chris Budd: Marketing and the fight for our children
Martin Bamford: More important than saving, charges or advice
Peter Adcock: Moving on from RDR
Chris Budd: The time has finally come to do nothing
Jamie Jenkins: That’s spelt discorrectly