Tag Archives: trade-offs

The immaterial economy

(featured image credit: torstensimon) The peculiarly human nature of economics On Wednesday 10 January Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor of the exchequer, and his cabinet colleague David Davis, the secretary for Exiting the EU, flew to Germany. The aim of their … Continue reading

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Choices in the rear view mirror

(featured image credit: Fred Langridge) A bad experience may look very different when it’s behind you. How bizarre! Imagine a multi-day public transport strike is called for next week. You can’t take time off, or work from home, and it’ll totally … Continue reading

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Uber and the four trade-offs of disruption

(featured image adapted from winnifredxoxo cc 2.0) The effects of disruptive innovation are more multifarious than they may seem at first sight On Wednesday evening 23 March, a few hours after the Westminster terrorist attack, a friend of mine wanted … Continue reading

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Just in time, year after year

Why I keep procrastinating about my tax return The British are known for the occasional eccentricity. One of these quirks is their tax year: for reasons that escape me, it runs from 6 April to 5 April the next year. … Continue reading

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The diversity trade-off

Is diversity in groups and teams an absolute good? Earlier this week Sir Ivan Rogers, the British ambassador to the European Union, resigned over a lingering conflict with the government around the approach to the imminent departure of the UK … Continue reading

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Oh yes, you can; oh no, you don’t have to

How often do you say “I’m sorry but I can’t…” or “I really have to…” – and is that really the case? (credit for featured image: diowncx/pixabay) Think about it: it is overwhelmingly likely that you are talking nonsense almost … Continue reading

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Your trade-offs are a window to your soul

In the eyes of others, we are what we do How do you know what people think? What they are really like? Despite advances in neuroscience, we still cannot determine with any precision or accuracy what complex processes happen in … Continue reading

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