Is a Minimum Income policy too high a risk?

Who is talking about guaranteed minimum income? I heard that the Green Party is advocating a guaranteed minimum income.  It would be more interesting than most of what we are hearing. All parties seem to be dusting off tried Рor tired? Рold polices. This...

Want to be in the chair?

What chair? My chair has to go. The gas canister has died. It won’t adjust up and down. It won’t do my back any good to sit with my knees above the level of the seat. I am willing to give it away to a good home. Who would want it? Someone¬† a bit smaller...

The risks of scrapping public schools

Public schools are nothing to do with your business, probably? However, the biggest risk the abolition of public schools presents is similar to one that does affect many businesses. Before I explain that, let’s look briefly at the issues. Public schools may be...

How will a race to the bottom affect your business?

What race to the bottom? It looks as if some businesses, or some industries, are preparing for a race to the bottom. What is that? I have written before about the risks of Brexit, including the possibility of a hidden agenda. I have seen some evidence things are...

Ready for the blame-game after Brexit?

Blame-game and end-game The blame-game is coming! As we near the end of the Brexit process – well this phase of it – whatever the outcome, some of us are going to be disappointed. Inevitably, things will not be as good as people hoped. If there is a World...

Can we learn from the past about objectives?

Do you lose sight of your objectives? Most of us have short-term goals as well as overall objectives, but we need to keep the big picture in mind. I wrote about this some time ago, when I applied the lessons of a sea battle in 1794 to the management of business. The...