Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.

It seems like we’re into a new phase of Covid-19. The phony war is over, and the real one is starting. In the phony war, there was lots of support (depending where you are in the world). Here in the UK, the shock forced a Government committed to “small state” philosophies to create the biggestContinue reading “Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.”

The Marshmallow Recovery?

Looking at the crumbling wall of resolve as we dismantle lockdown reminds me of Walter Mischel’s famous experiment testing children’s ability to delay eating a marshmallow when promised a second one after a short period as a reward for the delay. By tracking later lives, the conclusion was the restraint was linked closely to laterContinue reading “The Marshmallow Recovery?”

Rent Review

For a very long time, the easiest way to wealth was to own capital and rent it out to those who need it. From money, to property, to patents. Finite stocks, steady income, capital appreciation, low risk. Bish bash bosh. Thomas Pikkety wrote about it eloquently in “Capital in the Twenty First Century“, and highlightedContinue reading “Rent Review”