Category Discussion

Leaders in name only

The embarrassment suffered by Sir Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, after it was revealed that he had locked...

A discourse of discontent

By John Atkinson “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York” – William...

Reasons to be cheerful…

As the world veers this way and lurches that, with crisis always seeming to be just around the corner, here’s...

The wider impact of insecure overachievers

Listening to the BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Insecure Overachievers' brought forth a number of thoughts - ruminations on memories one has of...

Extractive capitalism is back – unintentionally encouraged by the left

To most people, capitalism would be a lot better if it allowed entrepreneurs to start businesses and make profits, but...

Labour’s Employee Ownership Plan: not so inclusive after all

Two weeks ago I praised John McDonnell for plans to spread share ownership. Now more details have emerged and I’ve...

A conversation in the library – mental health, eccentricity and conformity in the workplace

In my local library late last week, I was accosted by a man. He'd been sat nearby, hawking back phlegm,...

A decade on, our attitude to wealth hasn’t really changed at all

Every General Election campaign has its little buzzwords and phrases. One that sticks in the memory last year was the...

Get your game face off – in the workplace, we should strive to show who we really are

It was a pleasure, as part of our ‘Voices of Progress’ inquiry, to speak to Tom Hodgkinson earlier this week....

Accountable Capitalism Act – a legislative step too far?

It’s been 20 years now since I started my first proper ‘career’ job. It was with a large business IT...