When worlds collide

Taking the beliefs of others on board, trying them on as a temporary experiment, is the key to understanding their view of the world, writes…


A soft Brexit made in Scotland?

Add together the Scottish contingent in the Commons – 35 SNP, 13 Tories, seven Labour and four Liberal Democrats – and you find a formidable…





Rejecting the future

The United States and Britian have turned inward and away from their places in the international order. Germany and France are preparing to take their…



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On sustainability and profit

What determines the sustainability of your commercial enterprise? What makes it profitable? An answer is in the balance of investment into innovation and production, writes…


The energy dissipative enterprise

Here we look into the commercial activities of an enterprise through a prism of energy dissipation to understand the conversion of investment into income. The…



How to be stretched like a rubber band

Standing in a local shopping centre, I am thinking, “What do I know?” It is Saturday afternoon in Meadowhall, Sheffield, in England’s north and its…


The Great Global Refinery

Previously we have looked at the economic behaviour of an enterprise through an evolutionary prism used more commonly in biology. Now we extend this approach…