RBS boss Stephen Hester has spoken today about his decision to decline his £1.4m bonus after outcries by the public and the press about banker’s bonuses and bail-outs. How can banks reward the people they need to change their fortunes?
Economy - Cheeky Monkey Business Solutions
Everyday we work on game changing ideas for big business. They are always for commercial gain and there to prove we are stretching beyond what exists today, taking on impossible thinking, innovating and being future facing. I'm happy to say that there has been recent energy surge for this, as if business has finally acknowledged that there is no point in waiting, being risk adverse isn't going to cut it, bring out the ballsy thinking!
Wouldn't it be great if negative headlines changed to Britain shows the highest increase in new start-up businesses during 2012 or economy strengthened by fearless British entrepreneurs - Don't fear what is happening to other Companies see it as an opportunity to create your own niche.
Margaret Thatcher is still a polarising figure, worshipped and reviled, sometimes by the same people. People who emerge from the masses and become figures that make such a difference to the world because of their actions (good and bad) fascinate me. Why them? What did they do to get such attention and influence? Of course in reflection, was that a good thing or bad?
The headline this week that 70,000 children in the UK would wake up on Christmas day homeless made me stop in my tracks and listen. The headline was Shelter drawing attention to the fact that to be homeless you don't have to be sat in a shop doorway, you could be out of sight in a B&B, Refuge or Shelter - temporary accommodation - and these figures are on the up in a scary way.
Work Foundation think thank released a report on Wednesday which stated that cities outside of London and the South East risk being "left behind" by the government's pre-existing growth strategy, while enterprise development zones are "outdated". The feeling was that the previous government acted as parents deciding what local agendas should be without really understanding the impact of their decisions.