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Occasionally (just occasionally) I get mistaken for a rabid anti-corporate watermelon* who froths blood at the mouth and would give the most ardent exorcist a run for their money.

Not a bit of it.  It’s just that I’ve had it bred into me that if you create nexuses (nexii?) which are too large they become catastrophic single points of failure… as evinced very neatly by the ongoing banking crisis.

However there is also something to … Read the rest

tThe night lights of Europe

Last November Two Tomorrows published their 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research report.

It was a bit of an eye opener.

The drive for transparency, the report concluded, is distracting businesses from tackling issues and many risk losing sight of the overall sustainability picture.

A telling statistic is that only half the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) supersector members measured up to Two Tomorrows’ “leadership” criteria.  You would have expected these to be unanimously in the … Read the rest

Last month I was reviewing the latest events in EU corporate reform when I came across the concept of a European Company, or SE, and how it embraces employee participation in management decision making.

Making a mental note to come back and investigate I moved on.

So here we are .. investigating.

One of the principal commercial drivers of the European Union is to create an open market where national borders dissolve as barriers to … Read the rest

“I am not a big fan of the prefix “neo”,” writes James Murray, editor of Business Green

“It makes me think of Nazis…

“Marxists …

“and Keanu Reeves in the Matrix.”

Granted, anything which reminds you of Keanu Reeves is generally worth avoiding, the Matrix doubly so because it’s got Hugo Weaving’s clodhoppers all over it as well.  He was a rubbish Elrond, period.

But I digress.

These words are the opening of a rather Read the rest