Do the work

Reading often throws up interesting juxtapositions. In his latest book, Roberto Unger defines three ways of making a living; wages work, self employment and cooperation, and emphasises we need to be focusing on the last two. In the latest copy of the RSA Journal, Thomas MacMillan looks at a Populus Poll of 16-24 year olds,Continue reading “Do the work”

1%

Black Friday strikes me as a strange confection – a celebration of nothing more than an urge to spend, with no purpose in sight other than to get retailers beyond their breakeven point (The term derives from the point they have covered costs for the year, and here on in is profit) As never beforeContinue reading “1%”

The Clarity Factor

One of the highlights at the end of the year is the BBC Reith Lecture. They are always worth listening to, and this year, the topic is “Why doctors fail”, with Dr. Atul Gawande. One of the key messages is that we could save and improve more lives by using what we know more effectively,Continue reading “The Clarity Factor”