- RT @moorehn: If you missed it, all the people you see tweeting about the economy all the time chose their favorite graphs: http://t.co/KjNS… 13 hours ago
- RT @IcelandicEcon: "The effects of drug trafficking are worse than those of the drugs themselves." gu.com/p/3y4tj/tw via @guardian 17 hours ago
- @KateGL Will you be breathing fire? 21 hours ago
- RT @miss_mcinerney: I picked out the juicy parts of the NAO Free School report so you don't have to: bit.ly/18BfWOs 22 hours ago
- @DavidMBBell @MJCarty Might be a bit of a stretch that one. 22 hours ago
- RT @MervynDinnen: "Compliance: Why It’s The Only Fix For Candidate Experience talentculture.com/leadership/com… " > in Hr it's easier to change the la… 23 hours ago
- RT @brummytaff: White Tory makes black history in debate over deaths in custody. A welcome piece! gu.com/p/3y2ak 1 day ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck I don't have a target audience. All sorts of people read my blog. Some of them agree. Some don't. 1 day ago
- @richardblogger @carolinejmolloy After the election when it's safe to tell us. 1 day ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck But if you say Will is daft for saying public svs can't run on 16% of GDP, onus is on you to explain how it can. 1 day ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck If I came across as bullying, I'm sorry. There's too much of that on here ss it is. 1 day ago
- @LeeGregoryPeck How much will wage freeze save then? Go on, give me some numbers? 1 day ago
- No-one from the north need apply!
- 1948: a dystopian tale – by George O
- What about Cornwall?
- Is there a North-South divide? And where is it?
- Business Demographics
- Big Brother, Big Sister and control-freakery
- A Comment Award for the boy who couldn’t write
- High pay, low pay and secular stagnation
- Demographic timebomb – not as timebomby if we work a bit longer
- Acid Retirement Home
- Public service cuts: Has the government gotten away with it?
- Bugles calling for them from sad shires
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.
Chris Dillow’s ‘day job’ piece in the Investors’ Chronicle explains the ‘hidden unemployment’ in Britain. Productivity has dropped, he says, because a lot of people simply don’t have enough to do. Part of this is due to firms hoarding labour … Continue reading
The government’s internet surveillance proposals have provoked a storm of protest from across the political spectrum. Personal privacy and its protection always arouses strong feelings. At least, it does when the threat to it comes from the state. But there is … Continue reading
My Twitter stream is full of links to articles and blog posts with titles like, “The 7 must-haves for business success,” or “The 5 things that make a successful entrepreneur,” or “10 reasons why beer drinkers make better businessmen.” OK, maybe … Continue reading