Stakeholders – the key to your business and to Brexit.

I didn't mention stakeholders in a previous post about negotiation You might still benefit from reflecting on what I did say in that post. You might also like to have another look at something I wrote about consulting, which sometimes is similar to negotiation, and...

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The risks of a no-deal Brexit: the hidden agenda

What hidden agenda? I have written before about the risks of Brexit, especially a hard Brexit. I have not mentioned so far the risks arising from a hidden agenda. To be fair, some hard-Brexiters have been pretty open all along about their plans for a post-Brexit...

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What centenary am I preparing for?

2018 is the centenary of the end of World War I As we are approaching the centenary of the end of the First World War, I am relaunching my book Be Victorious: Lessons for Business and Everyday Life from World War I. I have made some changes to the cover and the...

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Does the Chequers no-deal show how not to negotiate?

What has Chequers shown me? I have written before about negotiation, but the fate of the Chequers plan for Brexit has shown an aspect I failed to mention. Is the Chequers deal dead or just dormant? Most commentators say the rebuff by the EU was the end for the Prime...

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What are the risks of Brexit without a deal?

Why is the PM still trying to get a deal? I have written many times about the risks of Brexit, and I keep writing, because the risks are evolving, or at least my understanding of their probability and severity is. I am increasingly concerned that many brexiters...

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The risks of using algorithms for child-protection

Who is using algorithms for child-protection? Several councils in England are using algorithms, which are using data from many sources, within the council and, in some cases, other agencies. This has caused controversy over privacy and misuse of data. Why are they...

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Could you survive the risks of another financial crash?

Why am I writing about the next financial crash? Gordon Brown has spoken, on the tenth anniversary of the 2008 financial crash, of his fears that another such event could happen sometime soon. Some say he was responsible for the downturn in the first place. I say...

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