After The Boom Comes The Bust

  Professor Frank Barry recently presented an interesting paper looking back at the debate in the 1990s on Ireland joining the euro single currency project. He presented his paper at a recent meeting of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society Read More…

Stop Asking People to Innovate

  More than two hundred years ago, a class of 10-year old German students were asked by their teacher to solve a seemingly difficult problem: “If you add all the numbers from 1 to 100, what is the sum total?”  Read More…

Bringing Data Modelling into the Boardroom

Throughout the past four years of Data Business, our participants have increasingly understood the importance of being visual when they are trying to convey their understanding of complex problems. While on this journey, participants have also realised that the capability Read More…

The Neglected Art of Observation

We recently listened to a remarkable BBC Radio 4 programme “The Life Scientific” which concerned the work of Frans De Waal, a famous Dutch primatologist and ethologist, though he now resides in Atlanta as a Professor at Emory University.  The Read More…

The Organisation of the Future

  Every week brings new stories about how the world of work is changing.  Driven by forces such as advances in technology, global inter-connectedness and growing consumer expectations,  new disruptors and innovations are appearing across virtually every business sector from Read More…

Calling Time on the Digital Advertising Party!

  The past decade has seen a boom in digital advertising spend but could 2017 be the year when we finally see some sanity restored? With consumers spending more time researching products online and diverting their attention from traditional to Read More…

Do Schools Destroy Creativity?

  Research by Professor George Land has shown an alarming decline in our creativity as we go through the educational system.  For example, when a group of 3-5 year-olds were tested for divergent thinking (a prerequisite to creativity), about 98% were Read More…

5 Tips for Motivating Employees

  A common question I am asked is “How do I motivate my team?”   I usually respond, “You don’t.   However what you can do is create the right environment, the right factors, and opportunities that will motivate each of your Read More…