Elastic facts, rational crimes and Andrea Leadsom – some lessons for business

When Nick Robinson asked UK cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom where the money would come from for a cut in business rates, she replied “You’re assuming that money comes from somewhere.” I was relieved when Nick Robinson tweeted this because I’d heard the interview and thought I must be going deaf, doolally, or both. I appreciate… Read More

Middle Aged Men in Suits – Hate Speech and Business

Hate speech is everywhere; From Vladimir Putin on migrants and the death of liberalism, to Boris Johnson’s casual insults of the French , business people and Moslem women, to some of the responses to Mark Field’s abhorrent reaction to an environmental protestor. Our media machine makes sure there’s always plenty of juicy generalisation and stereotyping… Read More