- RT @HR_Gem: Just seen on a job advert. 'It is not our policy to acknowledge applications'. Change your bloody policy then. You don't deserv… 7 hours ago
- RT @went1955: Burned out and overworked — occasional links & commentary — is.gd/qba8kB http://t.co/D11N6fNPwW 8 hours ago
- RT @FT: A prison ID in one hand - and a CFO award in the other: Andrew Fastow (ex #Enron) addresses #CampAlphaville on.ft.com/1Jxxqip 8 hours ago
- RT @jeffwren1960: @FlipChartRick and loss of many others incomes! I lost job with Arthur Andersen as result and took 13 months to get back … 9 hours ago
- @matt_leach Yep. 10 hours ago
- RT @AnjliRaval: Fastow:if everyone understands the rules and knows how to manipulate the rules, it's fair game right? #campalphaville http:… 10 hours ago
- RT @OilSheppard: Former Enron CFO Fastow: "When a lot of people do it and the rules allow it" often trumps ethics #campalphaville http://t.… 10 hours ago
- RT @AnjliRaval: Fastow: I got this trophy and my prison ID for doing the same deals #campalphaville http://t.co/JpT4j6hFr1 10 hours ago
- @matt_leach @resi_analyst Really good. Pity about the video & pic ban. 10 hours ago
- RT @izakaminska: Fastow reminds everyone that Greek panic started because of Greek off-balance sheet financing done by Goldman Sachs #campa… 10 hours ago
- @matt_leach @resi_analyst Beer at 6? 10 hours ago
- RT @humenm: A worked example of an Enron spe financing deal from former Enron CFO. #campalphaville http://t.co/64dphLZplH 10 hours ago
- The rise or fall of management
- Cutting in-work benefits: right-wingers think it’s a bad idea too
- Work-shy dole scroungers – so last century
- How big a problem is the UK’s public debt?
- Is a £12bn welfare cut achievable? Only with a big pay rise!
- Trash Can Radio
- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
- Labour lost the economic argument 5 years ago
- The deficit: much tougher than it looked
Monthly Archives: August 2010
The Economist has a review of Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble’s book The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge. The book has just come out and looks like it is well worth reading. Organisations often put huge resources into producing ideas … Continue reading
Ron Ashkenas wrote a piece on conflict avoidance for the Harvard Business Review earlier this week. Conflict avoidance, together with its pernicious twin, embarrassment avoidance, is behind a lot of the dysfunctional behaviour in organisations. Most people will go to extreme … Continue reading
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Mark Hoban crashed and burned on Radio 4 this morning. When asked whether he had conducted a formal study of the impact of the government’s spending proposals on disadvantaged groups, he didn’t have a clue what … Continue reading
Something unusual happened yesterday; this blog had a lot more comments than it normally gets. That’s surprising for this time of year, given that many people are on holiday. Over the last year or so, I have noticed two seemingly … Continue reading
This is a Taiwanese view of the government’s Spending Challenge and some of the bonkers ideas people have come up with. Hat Tip: Liberal Conspiracy
The government is coming under increasing pressure from business to drop its immigration cap, as I predicted in a somewhat flippant post back in May. Now the Law Society has waded in saying that City law firms might relocate if they can’t recruit the … Continue reading
It was open season (again) on management consultants this weekend after it was revealed that the NHS spent £313 million on them last year. The Independent’s Johann Hari climbed aboard the bandwaggon with this amusing polemic which seems to have been based on … Continue reading