Stoke is back on the map. After decades of being overlooked, suddenly everyone’s got an opinion. Every national journalist has “spent time” there. They’ve all spoken to the local people. ‘And ‘the people’ feel anxious, angry, and “left behind“.
It’s barely more than 48 hours since Tristram Hunt announced that he will resign as MP of Stoke-on-Trent Central to become Director of the V&A.
In that time the City of Stoke-on-Trent has been transmogrified into a kind of allegory for the collapse of Labour; a portent of UKIP’s “Northern Spring“; a metaphor for the failure of globalisation (Hunt’s own telling).… Continue Reading
The reputation of big business has not recovered from the crash of 2008 at the same pace as their balance sheets. Big business and bad… Continue Reading
“What struck me the most were his little sneakers…lovingly put on by his parents that morning
as they dressed him for their dangerous journey…”… Continue Reading
Inequality is back in the spotlight as the US Securities and Exchange Commission prepares to vote on pay ratios. For the first time, America’s… Continue Reading
When Hillary Clinton set out her vision for a stronger US economy at her official campaign launch last month, she presented voters with… Continue Reading
In a perfect world, what was good for other people, the planet and us would also be what most people would want to buy, most of the time.
But as obesity… Continue Reading
Is there customer value in corporate values? Whole Foods, the Austin-based organic supermarket chain, is pinning their hopes on the answer being… Continue Reading
“People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole.”
― Clayton M. Christensen, The Innovator’s… Continue Reading
Value is in the eye of the beholder
Beheadings, bombings and Ebola. It’s been a dark, heavy summer in world news.
I wonder if this grim backdrop has in some, unconscious way,… Continue Reading
For an industry skilled in the art of argumentation, why is it that our own industry’s business case is so unclear?
I’m talking about the… Continue Reading