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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126. What was QE (1) and what happened in 2008?

To understand what went on in 2008 it is useful to have some background about the UK financial system. In 1850, to avoid having a run on the bank (à la Northern Rock in 2008) banks tended to maintain a self-imposed 60% of eligible liabilities as liquid assets – this is called the liquidity reserve […]

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125. In 3: Three takeaways from meeting with the creator of Google’s design sprint, Jake Knapp, talking about his book “MAKE TIME”

Yesterday, 15th December, we had an hour with co-author Jake: Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures where he created the design sprint – a software development approach adopted globally. Each sprint over 5 days has a focal point – called a Highlight – which creates clarity and motivation. This Highlight is the […]

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