The Fitzgerald Paradox

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. F.Scott Fitzgerald It seems as though wherever we look at the moment, this quote applies. The rate of change we are experiencing, the variety of options open toContinue reading “The Fitzgerald Paradox”

Spirit of Schumpeter

Joseph Schumpeter was the Austrian Economist who made the term “creative destruction” famous. He was a thinker ahead of his time around business and entrepreneurship. I wonder what he would make of today? Would he see the changes on the High St, and the increasing weakness of the big companies of the last century asContinue reading “Spirit of Schumpeter”

The Insight Famine

I suspect that one of the side effects of the austerity mindsets that have been encouraged in the last decade has been an insight famine. When we’re cautious; when we cannot see or imagine the future clearly, we go into defensive mode. Reduce costs, stick with a slightly newer version of what we already know.Continue reading “The Insight Famine”