David’s Blog

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...
Is disruption all it’s cracked up to be?

Is disruption all it’s cracked up to be?

We often hear the message that future success will be built on disruption. Amazon, Apple, Airbnb, Facebook & Google have proved this and traditional industries are in decline we are told. Netflix was a disrupter in the video rental market and put Blockbuster out...
Now who’s made the gaffe?

Now who’s made the gaffe?

If anyone in public life was to have their death announced prematurely then Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, would be the most likely person to forgive the gaffe. The Daily Telegraph did just this when it published in its online version the death announcement...