- UK economic recovery? It just can't get any better, any time soon gu.com/p/4x79m/tw via @guardian 2 hours ago
- IMF warns of new threats to global economy due to excessive risk taking gu.com/p/4xk96/tw via @guardian 2 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: 1/2 Great seminar here this am on developing an 'all worker' earnings measure inc. the self-employed. Here’s our case ht… 3 hours ago
- RT @resfoundation: "Hopes that 2014 would be ‘the year of the pay rise’ look to have been dashed" @sarahoconnor_ quotes @lauracgardiner htt… 3 hours ago
- @HazelMaciver @andywightman Damn! You've got me singing Bohemian Rhapsody now. 4 hours ago
- RT @HazelMaciver: Think this Edinburgh voter is pretty convinced: #VoteNo! #indyref http://t.co/paFFGOiIZp 4 hours ago
- @IamalrightJack That's from 2004. Is that the best you've got? 4 hours ago
- RT @HarvardBiz: Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers s.hbr.org/1mhXT99 6 hours ago
- RT @Wolfy_CES: Contradicting the #BarnetGraphofDoom @karlwilding #FutureFocus14 reasonablenewbarnet.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/graph-… 7 hours ago
- @PerryTimms And the 'Most Bonkers Northern Soul Trousers Ever' award goes to: youtube.com/watch?v=uE-P_1… 7 hours ago
- @MervynDinnen Did you mean this one? flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/bri… 8 hours ago
- @SUGAR_GOD Do you mean this one? flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/wha… 8 hours ago
- Breaking up the UK – everyone’s a loser
- The brutal maths of public spending
- Who saw the crash coming?
- Are we really about to split up our country?
- The Old Rectory Syndrome
- Can UKIP scale up?
- The spirit of the age
- Why is the gender pay gap higher for management jobs?
- The self-employment earnings timebomb
- Britain’s management problem
- Italian tragedy
- Economy in ‘wait and see’ mode
Monthly Archives: January 2009
Britain has suddenly been hit by a wave of strikes the like of which we haven’t seen for twenty years. What started as a dispute over the use of foreign workers at an oil refinery in Lincolnshire has, in the course of two days, turned … Continue reading
This handy little picture, apparently compiled by JP Morgan, shows how the market value of some of the world’s largest banks has collapsed in less than two years. You’ll need to click on it to read it properly. It reminds me of the … Continue reading
During the boom years (remember them?) the British became obsessed with Property Porn. Now we’ve swapped that addiction for Recession Porn. I thought I’d invented that term but, alas, it seems someone else got there first. Filthy Smoker (what a great name) posted … Continue reading
The Provisional Shadow Chancellor may be in trouble with party hacks and the Tory press for saying that David Cameron was talking rubbish about the economy, but it seems that business people quite like him. In a poll of business leaders, … Continue reading
One of my favourite books on corporate culture is Edgar Schein’s Organisational Culture and Leadership. Simplistic definitions of culture, such as ‘the way we do things around here’ or even ‘shared values’, are not especially useful. Schein’s understanding of culture … Continue reading
My initial reaction when I saw the title of this year’s Guardian Public Services Summit was rather unkind. Are we entering a post bureucratic age? Bwahahahahahahahaha! That’s a good ‘un. Then I decided, instead of just heaping derision on the idea, … Continue reading
More on the question of whether or not Britain is about to go bankrupt. Some of the figures that have been quoted in the press look frightening. Britain’s banks are huge. For example, RBS, the bank that the taxpayer now … Continue reading