The key characteristics of an economy

George W Adair (1823 – 1899):  “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” It’s been said often that the “most successful” people are those with the greatest confidence and greatest ignorance. While I don’t subscribe to this generalisation about success, it’s important people understand that capitalist economies thrive or wither on Read More

Leading from where?

Imagine you… yes, YOU… being told the following in a one-on-one discussion by a senior executive person in a large organisation. “We’re really pleased to have you as part of this new team, which is going to make great transformational change within this business. It’s going to be fantastic and I know you are excited Read More

S/he’ll grow into it!

Have you been a parent? If you have, then I’m sure you’ll have recollections of visits by grandparents or other relatives or friends who haven’t seen your children for some time. Invariably they bring gifts for your child, having spent considerable time prior to their visit agonisingly reflecting about how big they expect your child Read More

Division of labour

Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”         Thomas Edison: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Are there still people around you who believe Henry Ford invented the motor car? I remember in my youth there were such people and they were Read More