Thinking of the future

Let’s face it, I work as a management consultant which means that most of my work is about the future, helping people and companies to think about structures and governance and strategy, all the things that will help them going forward.  Today though, there is very little thought about the future. Understandably and quite rightly … Continue reading Thinking of the future

Not just Covid-19

It is without doubt ironic that whilst the world is preoccupied with virus Covid-19 another kind of virus may be lurking in the wings ready to swoop. Of course I am talking about a computer virus or cybersecurity in general. You see, these are the times that cyber criminals like best, they work on the … Continue reading Not just Covid-19

It’s nice to be recognised

I am doing some work at a five star hotel in the region. It won’t be that hard to work out which one as there aren’t that many where I live. Now, I don’t normally frequent such places, they are a bit rich for both my tastes and my wallet yet it has been fascinating … Continue reading It’s nice to be recognised

A world without work

My eldest daughter has been listening to a series of podcasts from the BBC called Beyond Today in which a topic from the news is explored in greater detail than can be covered in a short bulletin. She thought I would like one entitled ‘Could AI do your job?’ and so I gave it a … Continue reading A world without work

Cyber 101 boot camp #3

This is the third and probably last blog that I will get out of this year’s fantastic cyber 101 boot camp that was held at the end of November.  The focus of the afternoon was on business function, making sure that you had the right processes, people and, of course, access to money.  Once again … Continue reading Cyber 101 boot camp #3

Wash your hands

I learned a lot at last month’s North East Fraud Forum conference, it was a great event. One of the things that has stuck in my mind though was a simple but clever idea from the police presenter. His issue was that the word fraud somehow downgrades or sanitises what it actually is. Fraud is … Continue reading Wash your hands

Cyber 101 boot camp #2

I said that I would get a few blogs out of the fantastic Cybere 101 boot camp that we held last month. Here is the second.  The format of the event was quite different to anything that I had been before, with a mixture of presentations and mentoring. It was a game of two halves, … Continue reading Cyber 101 boot camp #2

The 32 Hour week

‘Of all Labour’s stupidities, the four day week stands out’ at least according to David Smith in his economic outlook in The Times. OK, but how would he know? According to Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born economist, public official and diplomat, ‘The only purpose of economic forecasts is to give astrology a better image.’ Nobody can be … Continue reading The 32 Hour week