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Why is Democracy so Slow to Take Hold?

October 25th, 2016 // 7:01 pm @

Those of us who live in functioning democracies find it hard to understand why even when the opportunity is offered to societies; the growth of real democracy is painfully slow. “Democracy is the worst form of Government, apart from all the rest” to quote Churchill, but following the fall of the Soviet Union, and the […]

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Why is America so Angry with Itself?

October 19th, 2016 // 1:52 pm @

America today is angry, at its politicians, its institutions, its media, and at itself. It is this anger than Donald Trump has tapped into, and has flamed for his own personal ambitions. It is too easy to dismiss Trump as unelectable for what he says amount almost every minority group, he is following a well […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Why Boris at the Foreign Office?

July 18th, 2016 // 3:16 pm @

The Prime Minister, Theresa May’s new cabinet looked like a bold but sensible move forward and away from the government of David Cameron, towards a competent cabinet loyal to her. Then she put Boris Johnson in as Foreign Secretary, and even he seemed surprised, and the world giggled assuming it was a joke, but it […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts &The Future

Donald Trumps Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party

May 12th, 2016 // 9:30 pm @

Donald trump has, whether one likes or loathes him successfully executed a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. He will be the Republican candidate for President of the US, and whatever he says and does will be seen by the public as the word of the Republican Party. Now traditional leaders of the party are […]

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Donald Trump The Chameleon

April 27th, 2016 // 7:52 pm @

We seem to be moving towards a Trump vs. Clinton general election for the US presidency. The generally accepted view is that Trump is not a serious presidential option, and therefore Hilary Clinton should win the election easily. Even within the Republican Party many are worried not that Trump will loose but he will do […]

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The Changing Nature of UK Politics

April 20th, 2016 // 4:53 pm @

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party came as a shock to many, both inside the party and in the general population. Since Mr Corbyn election many have talked of how to remove him from the leadership. This is based on the believe a Labour Party under his leadership is unlikely […]

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A Greek Tragedy

February 7th, 2015 // 11:20 am @

Recent events in Greece have all the makings of a further tragedy for Greece, and the possibility of a wider European economic tragedy. The Greek people have elected a radical government with a charismatic leader in Alexis Tsipras, this was an entirely predictable outcome and one that we may see repeated across other troubled counties […]

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Category : Other Thoughts

Understanding the Question Before Trying to Answer it

May 16th, 2013 // 2:42 pm @

Often in business conflict is caused when a problem is tackled before the question at hand is fully understood and agreed upon. The problem is often not finding the right answer it is agreeing the question. There are a number of reasons why we all do this: The first is simply we are keen to […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique &Other Thoughts

The Herd Mentality in Business

February 9th, 2013 // 2:00 am @

Within the business world many decision follow what appear to be trends, but in fact represent the herding instinct many decision makers are influenced by. This desire to be inline with what the majority are doing represents our instincts and many corporate cultures. This herd mentality can be seen in almost every area of business, […]

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Desperate Marketing

February 7th, 2013 // 12:12 pm @

There is a growth in aggressive marketing verging on the desperate. Not only from the unscrupulous players there have always been, but now from major companies, why? Facebook is placing “Suggested Pages” into our feeds, presumably having not been able to generate enough revenue from its traditional advertizing to support its share price, and shareholder […]

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