As my 22nd blog and final blog posting for this year it seemed fitting to draw some conclusions on the year. I’m not sure I can avoid stating the obvious: for most people it has been a truly dreadful year in the UK. Deaths from coronavirus total 67,000. Unemployment stands at 1.69million. The bill for coronavirus stands, soContinue reading “Why I’m grateful for 2020”
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Corporate Culture is Crucial!
As a leader and people manager, I am fascinated by the culture of successful companies. I was lucky enough to read Jim Collins’ “Good to Great” fairly early in my career, which looked at 1,435 companies, and found that the most important ingredient in companies that truly thrived was a strong corporate culture. This was not justContinue reading “Corporate Culture is Crucial!”
Bitcoin Hits All-time high: Why it matters
This week bitcoin hit a record price of $19,920; why, how, and what next, are an intriguing conundrum. Since the previous high, in 2017, crypto fans have been eagerly awaiting a much-hyped bull run. It is important to acknowledge the previous high was hardly a bed of roses for the early investors; whilst 2017 saw bitcoin goContinue reading “Bitcoin Hits All-time high: Why it matters”
Fit For Business
This week’s blog is dedicated to the relationship between career success and physical fitness. I have increasingly noticed that most successful people I know are also some of the fittest, and I’ve been intrigued as to why this is. I have to confess to more than a touch of confirmation bias; looking back some of theContinue reading “Fit For Business”
Women Who Crypto: A force to be reckoned with!
This week’s blog is dedicated to a topic, for obvious reasons, very close to my heart: financial freedom and empowerment for anyone of the female persuasion. I find it very odd that next to none of the dialogue around finance is tailored to a group that makes up exactly half the population. That which is out there,Continue reading “Women Who Crypto: A force to be reckoned with!”
Medium Term Investing: Corona Proof your finances
Like many people, I was delighted to hear this week’s new that Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine has 90% effectiveness; the FTSE jubilantly jumped 5% on hearing the news. The politicians who are charged with looking after our economy, and the lockdown strategy, were less enthusiastic, pointing out both that the vaccine needs regulatory approval, and that itContinue reading “Medium Term Investing: Corona Proof your finances”
I have noticed more than a large dollop of fear around people’s attitude to money, and particularly crypto. Fear is a very sensible evolutionary response; it keeps us safe from all manners of physical injury from predators and the like. The threats inherent to our daily life may be a bit different from our prehistoric caveman ancestors,Continue reading “Fear Factor”
Love thy regulator!
Regulation is a bit of a swear word for some crypto fans, who are often attracted to cryptos’ decentralised nature which puts it safely out of reach of government manipulation. With the ever-growing disparity between rich and poor, plus the major economies printing money with reckless abandon, which will inevitably lead to inflation, they have aContinue reading “Love thy regulator!”
Crypto: The Tipping Point
Crypto: The Tipping Point Getting crypto to be taken seriously sometimes feels like pushing a very large snowball up a hill; at some point it has to have the critical mass to gather its own momentum! Over the last few weeks it feels as though, finally, the industry has come of age, hastened greatly of courseContinue reading “Crypto: The Tipping Point”
Opportunity in Chaos
We are in some strange times; I fully expect my children and grandchildren to ask me what it was like to live through the Coronavirus era. It is the black swan event to dwarf all others. The Bank of England has forecasted a fall in GDP of 30% due to the pandemic – the worst inContinue reading “Opportunity in Chaos”