David’s Blog

The gig economy is here to stay

The gig economy is here to stay

“… a re-incarnation of an ancient evil?” The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent address to the TUC on the gig economy and the emotive language he intentionally used has stirred a very welcome debate. The Labour Party has set out its proposals to give...
What might be our biggest mistake?

What might be our biggest mistake?

When have we failed? “Unless you’re hopelessly narcissistic, you’ve probably referred to yourself as a failure at one time or another” so began an excellent short book* I was reading on holiday in La Rochelle in France recently. The book got me thinking about our...
Are the middle-aged too old to be entrepreneurs?

Are the middle-aged too old to be entrepreneurs?

Many of us might think ‘YES’ is the answer to that question. For many a young person being middle-aged equates to coming from the middle ages (as in the picture!). But recent research from MIT* turns this on its head and the answer to the question is actually a...
Big beasts in conversation

Big beasts in conversation

Sir Richard Branson and Sir Brian Souter were in conversation talking about successful businesses and they made an obvious but often overlooked point about entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are usually often fanatical beyond words about their idea, they are creative,...
Governments must share the blame for Carillion

Governments must share the blame for Carillion

The collapse of Carillion is a sorrowful calamity for the countless innocent people and families caught up in it – the subcontracting firms who will never get paid, the former employees who won’t be able to pay their mortgages, and the users of public service...