Tag Archives: education

In-company degrees: Business embraces education

Posted by on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Standing in a queue for tickets at the Edinburgh Festival last week, my mobile kept on ringing.  Waiting to go in to see Jonathan Agnew at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the same happened.  What were both journalists and our PR agency continually calling me for? Comments on how Bradford University School of Management has been… Read More »

Foursquare teaching

Posted by on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Social networking and locational teaching Foursquare has partnered with twenty US universities to launch the Foursquare For Universities initiative, the foursquare site outlines that: Foursquare for universities helps students, alumni, and staff connect with each other, find new and interesting things to do, and earn rewards for exploring their campus and nearby areas. We combine… Read More »

Sporting Integrity: What Counts As Cheating?

Posted by on Monday, December 13, 2010

We are told a lot about ‘cheating’ and ‘corruption’ in sport but there is no real definition.  Do we mean something which goes over the criminal offence boundary (clearly) and/or something which is unacceptable on another, even moral level? Is it something to be judged ‘in its time’? 1. What is cheating in sport? I… Read More »

It’s the economy, stupid. Or is it?

Posted by on Monday, July 26, 2010

Well, the government has spoken.  Austerity is upon us!  The public sector must cut and save – there’s little disagreement. My problem is the balance between the economics and ideology of policy making. Let’s look at some examples. 1. Brand Yorkshire disappearing Firstly, the RDAs.  Controversial since their foundation, they were perceived as bloated quangos… Read More »

General election – Prudence back in the economy?

Posted by on Friday, March 26, 2010

Prudence was a lovely girl, much beloved by the sombre Gordon Brown. But when it came to the electorate dear lovely Prudence didn’t set the pulse racing. You see Prudence liked to save, Prudence liked to tax and Prudence thought it better to pay off debt rather than take on more. Prudence was not the… Read More »

Successful managers make the wrong decisions

Posted by on Sunday, July 5, 2009

An economist studying the game of cricket has uncovered some important implications for corporate decision-makers. The study in the Economic Journal, examines decisions to bat first in 1,300 one-day international cricket matches. The key finding is teams who win the toss, then consistently and systematically fail to make the correct decision to bat or ball.… Read More »