The Royal Mail has said that the final-salary pension is no longer viable. Strikes loom. The solution lies way beyond the control of either side in the dispute.
Posted on 12th August 2016 in General business.
How much of a role does luck actually play in business?
Posted on 11th August 2016 in General business.
The pound has fallen again. Is this a disaster or are there positives too?
Posted on 11th August 2016 in City News.
We know that technology makes a difference to sporting successes. According to David Epstein, Jesse Owens’ personal best from the 1930s would have seen him finish in last place in the 2013 World Championship 100 metre final. But that ignores the effect of starting blocks and the superior track used in 2013. Take this into […]
Posted on 10th August 2016 in General business.
How would Don Bradman have got on against the world’s fastest bowlers today? How would Muhammad Ali have managed against Wladimir Klitschko, Fred Perry against Novak Djokovic, Jesse Owens against Usain Bolt? How is technology changing performance, and could you edit the DNA of your kids, to run faster than Bolt?
Posted on 9th August 2016 in General business.
On Friday 5 August, the US S&P 500 and NASAQ composite set new records. Right now, in the UK, the FTSE 100 is looking promising, a new record may beckon for later this year. But how real are these records? There’s a good metaphor from athletics, and we can begin at the Mexico Olympics of […]
Posted on 8th August 2016 in City News.
Investment into UK start-ups and high growth companies fell in 2016, with the second quarter seeing especially large falls. Was the fall down to Brexit related issues, or was there another cause?
Posted on 7th August 2016 in General business.
Here is an idea, you put your savings into a saving account, and you can sit back and thanks to the miracle of compound interest, you can watch it grow. At the current interest rate set by the Bank of England of 0.25%, that means you could double your money every 279 years, which means […]
Posted on 6th August 2016 in General business.
The world is getting older. That is surely better than the alternative, but it comes with a cost. It is hitting the global economy hard, and hitting it in surprising ways.
Posted on 6th August 2016 .