Wednesday, September 29
I hope I will not bore you if I return to the subject of the Czech National Bank. Their policies and decisions affect all of us. What worries me is that twice in the last three weeks they have justified their policies with arguments which can be refuted by simple observation of the world beyond the Czech border.
Tuesday, September 21
There is something rather wonderful behind the apparently perplexing news that Bruce Dickinson, vocalist with heavy metal superstars, Iron Maiden, is now the marketing director of an airline. My wife often recounts the story of her first job, as assistant to the CEO of Autec, the BMW dealer. Her boss, like most blokes, secretly yearned to have Dickinson's "job".
Wednesday, September 15
In a blogpost in February, I pondered whether a politician like Miroslav Kalousek would be sacked if he was measured in the same way as a CEO. Certainly that ought to be the case with members of the Czech National Bank board. In the magazine version under the headline "The Euro contributed to the Greek debt crisis", Mr Holman boldly proclaims that "The crisis clearly showed us that it's an advantage to have our own currency".
Friday, September 03
"Marketing: the matching of what the company can provide, with what the customer needs or wants, in a way that maximises long-term profits for the company". (Professor Peter Doyle) Data roaming. We want to check emails, get the weather, get directions, Google something.