Category Archives: Crisis

Leadership lessons from the crisis at Manchester United

To the delight of all ABU fans – Anyone but United – Manchester United Football Club appear to be in crisis, of identify and direction, the source of which ultimately lies in the club’s decision making since the retirement of … Continue reading

Posted in Business Strategy, Crisis, Decision Making, Football Related & LFC, Leadership, Thoughts | Comments Off on Leadership lessons from the crisis at Manchester United

My American Adventure: more time on the road

Hola mis amigos The adventure continues. It is a cold December here in Xela in the mountains of Guatemala; central heating is a luxury we don’t have! Still, it is nice. The last couple of months have been unbelievable, so … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Decision Making, Economy, Education, El Salvador, Guatemala, Impact Investing, Leadership, Philosophy, Thoughts, Travel | Comments Off on My American Adventure: more time on the road

Economic Growth and Asset Prices…..

The OECD released their latest Interim Economic Outlook, warning that “the global economy is projected to grow at a slower pace this year than in 2015, with only a modest uptick expected in 2017”. This is another case of groundhog … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Decision Making, Economy, Financial Markets, Forecasting, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Risk, Thoughts | Comments Off on Economic Growth and Asset Prices…..

Gold, scarcity and supernovas

“There is something a bit odd about the value we attach to gold. Throughout history people have gone to extraordinary lengths to get their hands on this most precious substance which is strange because it is isn’t particularly useful for … Continue reading

Posted in Bond Markets, Commodities, Crisis, Financial Markets, Inflation, Monetary Policy, Risk, Thoughts | Comments Off on Gold, scarcity and supernovas

First Irish UFC Champ: Inflated Egos in Business v Sport

The world of business and finance is known for being dominated by inflated egos, where the role of luck in successful outcomes is always described as skill. This is a world where the reason for a merger can be as … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, Political, Risk, Thoughts | Comments Off on First Irish UFC Champ: Inflated Egos in Business v Sport

All Eyes on Greece, into the Known Unknown!

European equity markets have opened sharply lower following a ‘No’ vote in the Greek bailout referendum yesterday. Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, has resigned to help the Prime Minister reach an agreement, after certain parties requested his ‘absence’ from the … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis, European Central Bank, Greece, Risk, Thoughts | Comments Off on All Eyes on Greece, into the Known Unknown!

‘We’re fat and getting fatter – and it’s a life and death issue’

This article featured as an opinion piece in the Journal.ie on June 3rd 2015: http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/obesity-crisis-fat-tax-opinion-2138899-Jun2015/ THE WORLD HEALTH Organisation released a report at the start of last month warning that Ireland is moving up to the top of the obesity table; … Continue reading

Posted in Books & Articles, Crisis, Thoughts | Comments Off on ‘We’re fat and getting fatter – and it’s a life and death issue’