Let's start the week with a little quiz to test your knowledge of
current affairs. Who — and I want the first name and surname —
is Britain's chancellor? A clue: it is currently a man, as it always has been.
I have a very good job at the moment. And the one I had before that was
also very good. But the one before that had a particular charm of its own. So what is so special about being the deputy and not the number one?
Watching the first week in office of Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of
Britain's Labour Party, I was constantly reminded of a comedy film from
1979: Monty Python's Life of Brian. So maybe we should look on the bright side of life.
auf die helle Seite des Lebens schauen (Anspielung auf Abschlusslied in diesem Film)
"If two's company and three's a crowd, then what is four and five?" The answer to this puzzle made me laugh my head off as a child and still makes me smile today. It is also of relevance to the world economy.
What are the main problems that you have to deal with at the moment? Do
you feel confident that you can solve them? What methods are you using
or planning to use? Fear not — Bob Dignen is on hand with help.
It is generally accepted that the business world is becoming more
complex. The pace of change, it is claimed, is
rapidly increasing. And the need to find suitable solutions is ever more
urgent. But which solutions?
I have never written a letter to a political leader before. In fact, I
don't think I have ever written a letter to any politician. But
recently, I felt moved to do so. And all because of one five-letter