Tag Archives: Business Decisions

Meeting the Mittelstand – Watch this space

I visited the ‘Meet the Mittelstand’ event last week, which brought togther a good sample of Germany’s economic powerhouse – the ‘Mittelstand’ .- in one place  It was excellently organised by Stirling Media Ltd (run by Will Stirling, recently ex-directing editor of The Manufacturer Magazine) along with government … 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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Laissez-faire Capitalism: Thoughts

OK. This is a bit rough around the edges,  unfinished and a month after I wrote it, but here goes… 7th Feb 2012: I’m writing this post in response to Will Stirling’s interesting piece in The Manufacturer  on “Manufacturing and the … Continue reading

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Wellbeing – ONS First View

Initial attempts to characterise “wellbeing” have been published by the ONS today (01.12.11). They have released some simple analysis of the answer to 4 questions, namely: 1) ‘Overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? 2) Overall, to what … Continue reading

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Boardroom Just a Minute !

Further to blog from 19th Sept: IDEA: Wouldn’t it be useful if all boardroom agenda items were only allowed to last one minute, conducted without repetition, deviation, hesitation and the other thing. I replied to a retweet from @TimHarford on @LucyMarcus’s piece “It’s time to fix … Continue reading

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UK Manufacturing: 3000 BAE Jobs Cut ?

I’m just hearing (wake up BBC Business !) that BAE Systems are likely to cut 3000 jobs in Lancs, on the back of reduced defence spending. This is an attrocious indication for UK manufacturing, not just for aerospace and defence. Discuss To … Continue reading

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Business: Siemens Leave Nuclear Chapter

I feel compelled to write something on this, as on the face of it, it seems a politically motivated  but an odd business decision, in part at least to deny Siemens a future in some form of nuclear technology and it’s potential development into newer, … Continue reading

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