Monthly Archives: February 2012

The “authentic voice” of the Barclays CEO


It’s great fun to follow the great and the good on twitter. By and large they make their own mistakes – (and fun it is to watch KP especially!). The management  of the “authentic voice” of the company CEO has … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to “stakeholder economics”?


When Blair swept to power in 1997, Will Hutton‘s vision of a stakeholder economy was central to New Labour‘s vision. While the idealism of those years is now derided, I prefer it to the negativity of today’s commentary. Listening to … Continue reading

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David Mowatt – spot on – the impending pension crisis


It sounds like tory MD David Mowatt from Warrington South, has been swotting up pensions with Steve Webb. He published this on his blog on Tuesday and followed it up in the House. Good on him. Read his article below; here … Continue reading

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Pension Rocks III – the photos


The Racketof the Lambs as oneThe Racket of the Lambs as one   The Racket of the Lambs Ben “the axe” Mulroney Henry Tapper -Bez of the Racket of the Lambs Dick Strattan- Musical Director   And some video links…… Stephen … Continue reading

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The Racket of the Lambs


The Pension Play Pen is rather proud of itself for getting its band on stage at the 100 Club tonight. We’re performing a 30 minute set for Pension Rocks and it’s going to be brilliant. It shows what can be done … Continue reading

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Advice in the workplace is 20% cheaper


I’m grateful to Paul Taylor of McCarthy Taylor for an excellent article on the current VAT treatment on the provision of free standing versus product related advice. His point is that when advice is linked to a VAT exempt product, the product can be used … Continue reading

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The loyal goose


Listening to two football managers this morning, the Red one who’s in control, the blue one who’s not, it wasn’t hard to see why Ferguson is the titan he is. He got his job the hard way and kept it in … Continue reading

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24 hours – the greatest rock lyric so far?


I saw Joy Division once, supporting the Buzzcocks at the Village Bowl in Bournemouth . They played “24 hours”, the first time I’d heard it – I think the gig pre-dated the release of Closer. I still speak about the … Continue reading

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i-phone spy – keeping kids happy with Foursquare


Here’s how to turn a car journey with kids into a fun and memorable happening. You will need At least one spoilt savvy kid with a smartphone – not hard to find these days The phone to be loaded with … Continue reading

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The language that we use


This from the normally readable Booznews This year’s fact-based shopper marketing study, prepared in partnership with Shopper Sciences and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, reveals, among other findings, that leading CPG manufacturers and retailers are increasingly adopting a solutions-based approach to amplify … Continue reading

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