Category Archives: Human Behaviour

Steel Report: Lecture by New Tata Steel Strip UK Director, Stuart Wilkie (Part 1)

The Newport & District Metallurgical Society held its AGM and new Presidential address last night (24th Sep 2015) at Cardiff University. Stuart Wilkie has held many posts in Tata Steel, the last one of which was a short stint as … 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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Letter from Bavaria (1)

Updated 22nd Jan 2013 Guten Morgen, I’m reminded that the German general election is just around the corner (in September or October 2013), with Sunday’s Niedersachsen vote going right down to the wire: the SDP/Grüne vote of 46.3% edging out … Continue reading

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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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Was struck by the sentiments expressed on Newsnight report (tweeted this lunchtime). See: In part of my exploration of the possible use of lean or other business philosophies and techniques at different scales of economic system, last December, I was … Continue reading

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