Embrace Change

Professor Lynda Gratton‘s thirty years of research into the technological, demographic, cultural, and societal trends that are shaping work and building on what we learned through our experiences of the global pandemic, has presented us with her four-step innovative framework for redesigning work that will help you. Gratton is the global thought-leader on the future…

GE’s boss’s influence

David Gelles, New York Times reporter, former financial Times reporter and  “Corner Office” columnist reveals legendary GE CEO Jack Welch to be the root of all that’s wrong with capitalism today and offers advice on how we might right those wrongs. In 1981, Jack Welch, a scrappy Boston-born outsider, who was the surprise choice for…

Life and Death of Jeans

Maxine Bedat tracks the path of a pair of jeans from manufacture to market and uncovers the alarming human cost of the pursuit of mass-produced fashion, exposes the fractures in our global supply chains, an our relationships to each other, ourselves, and the planet.Fashion has never been bigger, cheaper and more dangerous for the planet.…

China fastest growing global superpower

In The Long Game, Rush Doshi, advisor on China in the Biden White House, draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, and memoirs by party leaders, to demonstrate that China is in fact playing a long, methodical game to replace America as a regional and…

Inflation rises to 4.2 per cent

UK inflation rate rises at highest in a decade at 4.2 per cent in October, amid fears over Covid recovery. Th jump, driven largely by rising fuel and energy costs, which puts further pressure on households across the UK. Demand for gas is pushing up energy prices worldwide, recovering from Covid pandemic. The shortages of…

Now Pfizer brings out Covid pill

Paxlovid a Covid experimental pill developed by the US company Pfizer cuts the risk of hospitalisation or death in vulnerable adults, according to their clinical trial. Pfizer says it stopped trials early as the initial results were so positive. The UK has already ordered 250, 000 courses of the new Pfizer treatment along with another…

007 catalyst double Aston Martin revenues

F1 financier Lawrence Stroll who owns Aston Martin Lagonda, the luxury carmaker whose turnaround appear to be picking up speed as its revenues doubled with a little help from  007 James Bond. Aston Martin’s Lagonda played a leading role in new Bond film “ No Time to Die” after  the appearance of four of its…

“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”? Josiah Wedgwood – the Radical Potter

Josiah Wedgwood, the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age, from his kilns and workshops  in Stoke-on-Trent, which revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology with design, manufacturing and efficiency and retail flair. He was responsible for transforming the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool,…

Keep Buggering on

Winston Churchill’s slogan “Keep Buggering On” became a national catchphrase during the Second World War. Duncan Weldon from The Economist highlights key themes from his brisk history of Britain’s economy since the industrial revolution, taking in everything from the South Sea Bubble to the impact of the financial crisis. According to Weldon the same issues…