Archive | October, 2008

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All those wasted lives – but at least you got your bonus

Mr Obscenely Rich Got Out In Tiime Banker, please look into these eyes, see the pain from the last Great Depression and maybe you will give some of your obscenely huge bonus towards poverty relief.

And perhaps also you’ll be …

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Uncle Karl is back in fashion

Yes, indeed, with all the talk of the collapse of capitalism and with liberal economists running for cover, dear old Karl might once again be the flavour of the month.

Oh how I remember those dewy-eyed days, standing on the …

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Even Middle East budgets are being cut

Yes, I know this blog has gone very quiet – but as the world has imploded, a few more pressing issues have come to the fore.

On a business trip last week the extent of the crisis became apparent when …

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Is your company truly globalised?

Globalisation is an attitude of mind as what might now be a slightly descredited economic doctrine.

Many companies are international but few – from talking to friends and contacts – are truly global in the sense that they recruit senior …

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Would you pass the Koala Bear test?

I’ve just returned from a wonderful few days in Perth, Western Australia, where the motorists don’t as a rule try to kill you (unlike in most of Asia) and if you are a tourist at least, you can come away …

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