Category Archives: Decision-making

GDP : Key Performance Indicator ?

GDP: Key Performance Indicator One of the most influential indicators within most country’s suite of economic indictors is Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or more particularly it’s annual rate of change, ‘growth’. GDP itself was essentially invented to act as a … Continue reading

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Term & Short Termism

Prompted by the sale of several apparently successful UK engineering and manufacturing firms this year e.g. Invensys to Schneider Electric in August,  I feel that this grow-and-sell behaviour is reinforced, if not driven, by the short-term mindset, still common in British commercial culture and finance. It … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Sockiverse (1): The Single Sock Problem

Chapter 4: The Single Sock Problem (extracts) Faced by the aged-old conundrum of the “missing sock” (see photo of daughters’ single-sock array) I’m drawn to listing some plausible reasons for unisockness. In no particular order… 1) The Washing Machine Ate It … Continue reading

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The Telling Off…

P.S. Sorry, it’s “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off !” if you’re an Italian Job purist. Expect more quotes from said film when Italy needs a bailout. Cue Matt Monro – “On days like these…”. PPS. “Don’t worry … Continue reading

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Euro Crisis: To the Headmaster’s Office

Oh dear, Papandreou has to see the joint Headmaster and Headmistress today. His progress has been, let’s say, “disappointing”. “Do you think we wouldn’t notice !” This reminds me of another comedy moment in the headmaster’s office.   If only … Continue reading

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The Morning After…

M. Sarkozy forgot something… Frau Merkel reminisces…

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The BlackBerry Outage : An Opportunity to Reflect ?

I’ve seen a few comments flying around that show how “attached” people are to their BlackBerrys, and it struck me that this is an ideal opportunity to reflect on how much value such devices actually give us. Are they an essential … Continue reading

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