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Talking about trust

Onora O’Neill’s model of trust has resonance for the third sector – and everyone else

9 September 2018 · 2 Comments

Dr Beeching’s Remedy: A Cure for a Century of the Railway’s Ills, by David N Clough – book review

Forensic analysis. Wrongly titled.

18 July 2018 · Leave a comment

The Strategy Book, by Max Mckeown – book review

Powerful – and empowering

19 May 2018 · Leave a comment

Charities should get off the mat: report from the Liberal Democrat conference

Still more to do to explain the charitable sector

21 September 2016 · Leave a comment

A venomous but non-fatal sting: the Hornet’s Nest report is fundamentally flawed

No analysis, no argument, just assertion: A Hornet’s Nest is a bad piece of work

23 December 2015 · 3 Comments

Let’s talk about trains

The Labour party have announced their intention to take Train Operating Companies (TOCs) into public control, thus effectively nationalising them. The move is more honest and practical than their previous … Continue reading

28 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Tony Pulis has left Selhurst Park. Let Palace be Palace

It’s been a relatively boring close season at Crystal Palace FC. A couple of signings. Some renovation at Selhurst Park. But less than forty-eight hours before the season kicks off, … Continue reading

15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

The charity fat cat debate misses the point: charities are comprised of two incompatible tribes

There’s been a lot in the press over the last week about so-called charity fat cats. Let’s have a quick recap. The Telegraph splashed last Tuesday with a report on … Continue reading

12 August 2013 · 2 Comments

Sometimes it’s right to be wrong

Once upon a time I had a particular boss. This person of unspecified name and gender – but let’s call them Mr McGee after that song by Prince – was … Continue reading

17 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Geordie Shore is better than The Apprentice

It’s the interview episode of The Apprentice tonight and we’ve been promised a showdown between Claude and one of the candidates but to be honest I’m more looking forward to … Continue reading

10 July 2013 · 2 Comments