Take Five – why the Scotland v Argentina World Cup game isn’t really over yet.

Anyone watching the Women’s Soccer World Cup will testify that the drama and excitement has been incredible, and we’re not even through the group phase yet. But in yesterday's game, while a new technology caused heartache, many missed the fact that an old technology failed completely, and that this game has not actually ended if …

New Directions – the Fourth Turning into the Third Industrial Revolution.

Today I want to tell a story – of how history rhymes, how human behavior can suddenly change, and how technology is set to enforce change. What’s to be positive about - how about everything? A traveler in Ireland asked a local how to get to Tipperary – the local rubbed his chin, thought a …

Brexit seems to mean “sterling crisis” – but does it mean a trip to the IMF as well?

Britain is used to “lights out” humor. But today seems different. In the UK, there are clear parallels with the 1970s, a decade that saw the country enter Europe, confirm it with a referendum, and then seek an IMF bailout. In this longer post we explore those parallels, and consider a subset of the risks, …

Brexit – When James Bond’s old boss talks, you’d better listen

With only hours (well dozens of them) left before the existential Vote on PM May’s Withdrawal Agreement, no surprise it’s becoming “feisty”. However a couple of incredible articles, and letters, seem to be being “ignored” by the press.  It seems to me, that when the ex-head of MI6 tells you that the agreement endangers UK National …

Shock horror! – Stocks have gone nowhere (slowly) this year.

Amongst all the “sky fell already” comments I read ubiquitously, I wondered is today a welcome timeout for reflection? Perhaps even thanks might be appropriate. So in this short note we try to give some perspective on the “collapse”, and with it draw a deep breath on what might go right in the next few …