What’s in a Name?

I’ve just become a Grandad.  The little man arrived two weeks early amidst the floods affecting the North of England.  All the grandads I spoke to said what a life change experience it would be, but it didn’t happen.  I woke up the next morning feeling the same as I did the day before.  I […]

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Of journeys, destinations and serendipity

  “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” So wrote Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland, showing his great ability to express profound truths with a few well-chosen words. On any journey, if you just drive any road you come across, you’ll get somewhere – but will you know […]

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UK productivity – “A huge opportunity cost”

Throughout the election campaign there was very little talk about the productivity of UK industry. In contrast, plenty of talk, in some quarters at least, of our impressive rates of growth: both in economic and employment terms. Then last week Mark Carney – the Bank of England governor – broke cover and told the BBC, […]

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