One topic dominated a recent trip to my home country, England: money. There were debates about whether Scotland could use the pound after independence — and I was made to think about the very nature of money.
I was sad to read recently that Tony Benn, the veteran British Labour politician, was seriously ill. Benn has remained a radical democrat all his life, and British
politics will be all the poorer without him when he is no longer around.
Last week in Munich, I bumped into an old friend I hadn't seen for
about 18 months. Our friendship never really recovered from a nastyfalling-out in 2010. But we sat down and had a chat about the economy.
Innovation, it is generally agreed, is one of the keys to economic success. With the latest edition of Business Spotlight we have taken this message to heart and put innovation, literally, at the heart of the magazine.
In recent months, I have given a number of workshops to groups of
business students. And each time I have asked them the same question:
which five-letter word is the most important for doing business
What possible reason could a man give for putting his hands on a woman
where they don’t belong? Unwanted sexual contact has no place at work or
in politics — or anywhere else. So why do we keep hearing about it?
When Karl Marx, The Economist magazine, Nobel-prize winningeconomist Paul Krugman, the World Economic Forum and my 19-year-old nephew are all saying similar things, it is probably a good
idea to listen.