137. In 3 – No. 10 What does Frugal Innovation actually mean and what are the principles you need to apply if you want to be a practitioner?

This week we tried a new platform – not Zoom this time but something called Wonder – go on, try it! The aim was to have a highly interactive session with the author of the book, FRUGAL INNOVATION, Jaideep Prabhu. Jaideep is Professor of Marketing at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. […]

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136. In 3 – No. 9 R&D Tax Credit claimed? 3 things you should know about if you have received a dreaded HMRC enquiry letter

If you are claiming (or have claimed) R&D tax relief, it’s important to understand the correspondence you might receive from HMRC and what to do next. Up to now, most applications for R&D relief result in money hitting your bank account, with little or no direct communication between you and HMRC. But times have changed. […]

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135. In 3 – No. 8 The key takeaways from our meeting with Daniel Susskind – author of “A World Without Work”

We have brigaded the numerous takeaways under 3 main headings: The Context Daniel wrote A WORLD WITHOUT WORK: People need to take the threat seriously People need to understand that their contribution to society will change In 1950, machines could perform 100,000 (or 10⁵) computations per second; in 2000 that figure was 1,000,000,000,000. And technology […]

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132. My takeaways from our exclusive interview with Gary Bloom, an Elite Sports Psychotherapist and author of “Keeping Your Head in the Game” on 9th March 2021

Every month we meet a top-drawer author and put them through their paces. This month it was the turn of Gary Bloom, an elite sports psychotherapist who works extensively with the business community (as well as high profile sportsmen). These are my takeaways from our one hour session with Gary. But the real value add […]

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131. My takeaways from our exclusive interview with Naomi Bagdonas, a Stanford School of Business Professor, executive coach, and co-author of “Humour, Seriously” on 9th February 2021

Every month we meet a top drawer author and put them through their paces. This month it was the turn of Naomi Bagdonas and below are my takeaways from our one hour session with her. Naomi presented brilliantly and with expert moderation from Blaire Palmer we got a whole load of anecdotes. But here’s the […]

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129. Is this a Good Way to run our Economy?

In our earlier article “Can Banks really Create Money When they Want?” we looked at how we are part of a system where privatised bodies – i.e. the banks – are the main ones creating the money for our society. And we also came to the conclusion that money is all illusory. We learnt that […]

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