Globalization: Time for a rethink?

Download a pdf version Seeing the dots March and the first days of April have seen momentous events ranging from the Cyprus crisis to threats of nuclear war. This briefing argues that we should take time out to review these and other events to see if they are providing us […]

3D Consumer Repletion

An interesting article appeared in today’s Financial Times[1] noting the failure of recently released 3D films – which may have implications for the take up of the next wave of consumer-focused innovation – 3D TV.  Here in the double-dip threatened UK, 3DTV will follow hard on the heals of full […]

Recession, change and the heroic leader

John Kay (Beware the cult of the heroic chief executive FT, June 9) provides us with an excellent summary of the failings of the dominant, heroic leader. My research, conducted after the 1990s recession, shows that a special type of leadership is required if organisations are going to successfully pick […]

Interview: The Perfect Storm

Many businesses face the prospect of a “perfect storm”. For those in the insurance industry, this is a combination of catastrophe losses followed by the challenges of a “W” shaped recession that could bring social upheaval and political change in many countries that we have historically considered as “stable entities”. […]

Greece, Debt, Contagion and Political Change

Unlikely bedfellows you may think, but two articles from the Institute of Fiscal Studies[1], [2] can help us to see the type of future that may await us, particularly for the losers of the Great Recession, those that I call the “bloc #3“. The key points from the above articles […]