Imagine that you are at a job interview and are asked to say what your biggest weakness is. What would your answer be? You might say that you are a perfectionist. But why should this be seen as a weakness at all?
Last week, I had the pleasure of bumping into an old friend in a beer
garden. When I say "pleasure" and "friend", I am using
the words loosely, because the meeting was with Maynard, my former economic advisor.
In years to come, the protracted and acrimoniusnegotiations between
Greece and the eurozone are likely to form the basis of a case-study in
how (not) to negotiate. But it is important to learn the right lesson.
On Sunday evening, I overheard an interesting conversation
between a German lady called Angela and a Greek man called Alexis. They were resolving a problem and seemed to be good friends and reasonable
Greece and Turkey are not exactly the best of friends. But they have one key thing in common — a difficult relationship with the European
Union. And both are featured in the new issue of Business Spotlight.
At a time when member countries of both the EU and the eurozone are hotly debating their future together, it is worth looking back at
events that shook and redefined the continent exactly 200 years ago this
Once more with feeling — but I promise you this is the last post for a
while that will be about football. And anyway, as it is now summer, we
should really be talking about cricket instead. But I'll spare you that,