Stereotypes can get you into trouble in the world of business. But sometimes,
it is important not to ignore stereotypes but to see the positive
aspects of them — for example, in the different styles of presentations.
As Easter nears, it is time once again for my annualmusing on the topic
of resurrection. Not in the religious/biblical sense but in a more
general, metaphorical one — including in the international bonds markets.
With attention on the stand-off between Russia and the West — or on domestic issues such as Germany's planned minimum wage and Britain's
debate over its membership of the EU — the eurozone crisis has slipped from view.
Last week, I discussed the economics of the classic English breakfast.
This week, I would like to stay with the topic of food but move on to
lunch and a different country. Specifically, we're heading to
I am well aware that there are more important things going on in the
world at the moment — not least the danger of war in Europe — but the
story that caught my eye last week was one about the classic English
Sometimes, when analysing the decisions that economic policy makers need
to take, it helps to think about basic human psychology — and, in
particular, the way that children react to the incentives they face.
After having produced nearly 70 articles for Business Spotlight, spoken on every edition of Business Spotlight Audio, and written over 100 blogs, Robert Gibson is taking a well-earnedbreak. You can now read his farewell blog.