Monthly Archives: March 2015


“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” These are the words of Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, based at the Harvard Business School, and a leading authority on competitive … Continue reading

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“Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in attack.” So thought Sun Tzu and while attack, one assumes, is not on the agenda, Poland continues to respond to events further east with an increase in activity of a … Continue reading

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What Matters

Nothing matters very much and few things matter at all. So thought that most languid of prime ministers, Arthur Balfour, who succeeded as prime minister his uncle Robert (that’s the third Marquess of Salisbury to you and me) the origin, … Continue reading

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One For The road, or Whacky Races

Polish road safety – is it an oxymoron, given that when driving on Polish roads it is not unusual to encounter morons who have a bovine indifference to other road users behind the wheel? Nobody who has spent any time … Continue reading

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“A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” So Confucius tells us. Two superior – judged solely by the offices they hold at present, of course – men met at the White House in Washington … Continue reading

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“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of an army of sheep lead by a lion.” The words of Alexander the Great, and he would have known. But what about an … Continue reading

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