Mike Baliman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (22 of 26)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
Structured 21stC BizDev Consultancy for entrepreneurial enterprises.

Helping businesses and individuals survive and thrive in the 21st Century.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 456,278 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 26
Monument 1453e Suction Plunger 5.1/2in by Monument
Have had problems with external drain from internal kitchen sink and dishwasher for years. Spent a fortune on getting it unblocked about once a year. Last time one guy came round and charged me 100 for putting masses of acid down (which didn't work). Next guys came round and charged me 150 for a few mins vigorous plunging.

So the great news is this product works and is far far cheaper - less than 10. My drain unblocked within a couple of minutes. [Top tip - don't lean over the drain when plunging unless you want to get splattered with muck!]

The bad news is the rubber seal already broke - so maybe I was too vigorous - or rather this product isn't made of thick… Read more
Become a Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley
Become a Key Person of Influence by Daniel Priestley
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I wrote a review recently on Priestley's excellent Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works. I was going to leave it at that (life is short). However seeing the highly negative reviews that dominate the voting charts (odd as they are all the lowest three reviews) I felt some context and - more importantly helpful advice to potential buyers - would be in order. These negative reviews were from years back when Priestley only had one book out.

1) Which book is for you if you want to buy only one book by Priestley?

Let me tell you my experience of the… Read more
Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entre&hellip by Daniel Priestley
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The 21stC is a very confusing place - everything is changing so fast and many changes are once and for all. Governments seem to lack a theory of wealth creation around the world. An ever-rising tide of bureaucracy and regulation. Stasis (and enormous debt accumulation) around the Euro project. Banking unreconstructed. All industries cutting costs and globalisation. In a recent survey 80% of Londoners do not like their jobs.

It sounds like - and for many, is, - a nightmare scenario. If you aren't struggling with the 21stC work environment than I am sure you know one or more who are.

In a way it's like an age of dinosaurs. But where are the small mammals which will… Read more