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”

Waiting in Line

If you’re waiting for a bus, waiting in line is fine (and if you’re British, compulsory) On the other hand, waiting for permission to air an idea, to make an observation, to exercise your genius is not. We now have the largest and most educated population in human history. Technology has ensured that the growthContinue reading “Waiting in Line”

Centres of Gravity

We all have some “centres of gravity” around which we orbit. Family, Business, Idea, Cause. No matter where we go, they exert their pull and will always bring us back. It used to be that the organisation we worked for was a major centre of gravity. It helped define us, provided a career and aContinue reading “Centres of Gravity”