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Archive for the ‘ORGANISATION’ Category

SPENDINGMONEY

November 17, 2019

For several days now I( have watched politicians competing with each other to promise how much money they will spend (if elected) on various public services. Nothing is said about the difficulty of getting the practical results hoped for. What happens in a bureaucracy is that somebody is given a huge pot of money but […]

WANTED.

October 11, 2019

WANTED, Gunpowder Manufacturer. Must be able to supply twenty-five large barrels of top-quality product immediately. WANTED. Haulage Contractor. To carry the above-mentioned load to an address in Westminster. WANTED. Building Surveyor. Must be able to secure uninterrupted access to cellars below above-mentioned building. WANTED. Patriot. Must be willing to risk discovery while waiting for perfect […]

INERTIA, PROMISES, EVASION, POSTPONEMENT, PREVARICATION, LIES. A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.

October 4, 2019

What do you do when you want to ignore one of the stakeholders in your business enterprise? Never mind why you want to ignore them, but a common reason is that one of the other stakeholders is causing you trouble. Your investors are getting edgy about dividends, or your suppliers are giving preference to your […]

EXIT GAINS MOMENTUM

June 5, 2016

The last few days have seen the OUT campaign gaining ground. I like that, but am a bit worried to hear Boris and Michael putting more emphasis on economics. I suppose they must do something to attack the distortions offered by the IN lobby, but the economic arguments are unprovable. There are better grounds for […]

TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT RELIGION

March 19, 2014

The Daily Telegraph of Monday 17th March has two interesting pieces about religion. One reports statements made by the author Philip Pullman whose main argument is that extremist religious views provoke evil behaviour. That is 100% true. But some of the reported comments are more questionable. In describing one excess he is reported as saying, […]

ORGANISATIONS AND THEIR FAILURES

July 18, 2013

The UK media are giving extensive coverage to problems in our National Health Service. Failures have been uncovered and fingers are being pointed. The problem is so complex that assigning blame to a single person, or group, or practice or event would be a simplification. Yet, there are lessons to be learnt (or re-learnt) about […]