No one should be criticised for not being able to see the future but criticism is valid when a vision of a likely future is laid out and those responsible do not take action. This is the accusation against the government and its seeming inability to provide the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to the … Continue reading PPE

Ethics and Carillion

The subject of ethics in business is never very far from my mind these days. I am reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, which gives an exciting ride through some of the pros and cons of big business and its detractors, and had my first meeting with the board of the North East Initiative on … Continue reading Ethics and Carillion

Block chain

I would like to talk about blockchain, if I really knew want one of those was.  In my mind it is a way of linking related data from multiple data sources in a continuous link.  Wikipedia says it is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of ordered records called blocks.  We are like … Continue reading Block chain


I’ve been outsourced.  I’ve contracted out all of my eating arrangements to Marks and Spencer.  Everything, the whole nine yards, lock stock and two smoked haddocks.  I did consider other providers, I carried out some soft market testing but Marks and Spencer were closest to meeting my defined requirements, my specification.  There was no detailed … Continue reading Outsourced