- RT @Independent: How Canada's 58-year-old Sergeant-at-Arms killed the Ottawa shooting suspect ind.pn/1ru2SiR http://t.co/PlPGu1utNs 10 hours ago
- RT @politicshome: Tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday front page: Millions face years on breadline http://t.co/nAqwO4vNqv 11 hours ago
- RT @4ever_eighties: "Clocks go back an hour tonight, so if Leeds appoint a new manager at 1.30 am, they could actually sack him half an hou… 11 hours ago
- RT @WubeyOneKenobi: Putting clocks back and forward is very silly. Not to mention a massive pain in the arse 11 hours ago
- @Independent If the clocks don't go forward in March, we'll stay on GMT. Sloppy article. @UoMhistdept 11 hours ago
- @VeryBritishDude Grauniad probably not your usual weekend read but I think you'll like this: gu.com/p/427hg/tw 12 hours ago
- Old #DrWho: Great plots, rubbish effects. New #DrWho: Great effects, rubbish plots. 13 hours ago
- RT @jkbloodtreasure: 'Ukraine’s ancestors...had a dominant DNA code of R1a1. They fought mammoths' theatlantic.com/international/… 15 hours ago
- RT @tonyloyd2: Two superb and frightening articles on the jobs market by @Frances_Coppola coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/bifurc… and @FlipChartRick http://… 15 hours ago
- RT @noelito: Come up with ideas that either tackle the underlying problem that’s creating the loops bit.ly/1pgvw7e http://t.co/WwhM… 15 hours ago
- @AnnabelR4HR He's got people who've been working for fifty years No one asks for more money cuz nobody dares 16 hours ago
- RT @AnnabelR4HR: Over half of British workers too scared to ask for pay rise ow.ly/DeYHK #HR 16 hours ago
- Lost decade? We used to dream of a lost decade!
- Public finances: From La La Land to Dipsy Land
- The taxless recovery
- A high-skill, low-wage recovery
- The 2015 Dilemma (Revised Edition)
- Pirate Day joke
- Nine thoughts on the referendum result
- 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
Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Seventies were crap. It’s one of those things that ‘everybody knows’. The unions held the country to ransom, refuse piled up in the streets, power cuts were frequent and the fashions were embarrassing. The economy was tanking and Britain … Continue reading
Can we all be creative given the right circumstances or is creativity the preserve of a few naturally talented people? It’s an important question for organisations. If it’s the former, you foster an environment where people are given as much … Continue reading
Chris Dillow reckons we are facing a crisis of creativity. “What might be the most important question in economics,” he says, is “how to encourage creativity.” I say this is the most important question because it is the main cause … Continue reading
If you want to fritter away an hour or two on a Friday, you could do worse than play around with this fascinating Global cities graphic from McKinsey. It maps cities by population, GDP and Per Capita GDP in 2007 … Continue reading
Two reports about the cost of ageing and its fiscal impact came out last week. The IMF’s Financial Stability Report concluded that the cost of longevity has been consistently underestimated. By 2050, it says, if people are living for even … Continue reading
A bronze statue of Genghis Khan, by Buryat sculptor Dashi Namdakov, was placed at Marble Arch this weekend. The occasion lead Kate to consider the khan’s legacy and his leadership style. I can never decide whether Genghis Khan was a ruthless … Continue reading
I’m off for a few days on a finance and risk management action learning event. Normal service (whatever that is) will be resumed next week.