The Uncertainty of Politics … “As he rose like a rocket, he fell like a stick…” Thomas Paine (1737-1809) Thomas Paine was a man of towering intellect and one of the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution. He was known for his acerbic satirical wit – and spent time in a Parisian prison because
Elections and All That… You may have noticed a heavy infestation of politicians in your neighbourhood recently. Elections tend to do that. But in the tsunami of media coverage every so often you see something that causes you to stop and think… “Well now…that cannot possibly be right…can it?” Australian House of Representatives
When is an old idea new again? When consultants (the non-playing coaches of our business) say it is, apparently. London Hansom Cab – circa 1860 Hansom cabs were the go-to mobility solution in nineteenth-century London. Their popularity eventually spread to Paris and the larger cities of Europe and across the Atlantic to the United States.
Oliver Cromwell to the Rump Parliament in 1653: “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God – go!” Oliver Cromwell – Lord Protector 1599-1658 Oliver Cromwell enjoys a special place in history as the first
It’s been said that every business needs to employ a one-handed economist – to prevent the well-known tendency to offer advice along the lines of… “…on the one hand….and on the other hand…”. Prof. Noah Smith In a recent article published by Bloomberg, eminent economist Noah Smith makes some strong points about the unreliability of economic models