The UK economy – is the turnaround a done deal?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the UK economy is on the road to recovery when it released figures on 26th September confirming that it grew by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2013. In addition, the ONS was able to confirm that the construction and industrial sectors had expanded at their fastest […]

Business strategy 101: Complexity theory and Turnaround strategy

Instability not stability! Management has always traditionally focussed on how to control events.  The science of Chaos and Complexity concentrates on instability, not stability! This science explores how organisations are formed by the inter-reactions of individual agents and NOT their individual properties. By focussing on the emergent properties, ie the whole system and the properties […]

Business strategy 101 – Business funding update – March 2013

1. Funding for Lending Scheme update Banks taking part in the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) have cut lending sharply in the last three months according to a report this week. The lower than expected FLS figures have dampened hopes that the project could help revive economic growth. The joint initiative between the Bank of England […]