Monthly Archives: June 2011

A declaration of belligerence


Today (3oth June) is strike day. It is a general strike by a proportion of society that has seen total personal reward for its labours massively increase over the past fifteen years. The people who will be suffering are members of the … Continue reading

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Culling seals


I  have a new phrase in my vocabulary which relates to the activities of financial institutions that take advantage of the inertia of customers. I cannot tell you about the context in which I learned about this phrase as I am … Continue reading

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Paul Bradshaw – champagne please!


Paul Bradshaw – the man behind Skandia and latterly Nucleus, Annuity Direct and a number of similar advisory ventures is a canny man-   it was not for nothing that he offered a bottle of champagne to anyone who could truly claim to offer independent … Continue reading

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So you think twitter’s a waste of time?


It’s irksome to those who use twitter to be told by those who don’t that they are wasting their time. I am sure a lot of people waste their time on twitter but they are probably the sort of people … Continue reading

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Worrying times for NEST


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“Buying a Retirement Income” from an RIP


I’m sure the panelled annuitants or Retirement Income Providers (hereafter known as RIPs) are feeling pretty comfortable about life this morning.

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Unavoidable, necessary and futile – the fight for public sector pensions


Because the unions only speak for those they define as their own – they do not speak for me – nor I for them. Continue reading

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He saw you coming! – consumer DNA


                        Man walks into a bar, barman says Your usual Sir? How do you know what’s my usual – I’ve never been in here before? Cloud Sir What you … Continue reading

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Kids stuff – what HR and Pension people can learn from Generation C


We will be competing for their interest with a whole bunch of others trying to get some space on their cloud. Continue reading

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Blog from a bus


I’ve never blogged from a bus before but this one’s going so slowly up to Hammersmith from Brentford that I’m blogging to keep myself awake- hope I don’t put you to sleep.

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