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 .
Standing for political office can have some odd benefits. Take Monty Brewster. His task was to spend $30 million in 30 days in order inherit $300 million. And try as he could, he found it hard to spend the money. Then he formed a plan and he ran for the position of Mayor of New […]
Posted on 6th August 2016 .
It may feel like a fairy tale. The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 0.25%, but if you are an owner of a small business it might feel as if it would be easier to ask Father Christmas for a loan than borrow from a bank at an interest rate anywhere near that […]
Posted on 5th August 2016 in General business.
It’s a bit like trying to knock the walls around the squash court down by hitting the ball very hard. So the Bank of England has gone out and loosened.
Posted on 4th August 2016 in City News.
What was Britain’s most important contribution to the world? Was it a system of democracy, a legal system, or does it have something to do with one of the great inventors, scientists or thinkers of the past? The industrial revolution perhaps?
Posted on 3rd August 2016 .
GSK has set up a joint venture with Alphabet subsidiary, Verily. When the annals of this time are written, it may yet prove to be one of the most important corporate deals of the decade.