Business School

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…



Passing the silver baton

One reason that Capital in the 21st Century has become a best seller is that it deals with issues of real significance for “baby boomers”…


A new deal for the rich

What factors govern the distribution of wealth between individuals in today’s modern societies?  In the first part of our chief-exec.com digest of the French economist,…


Born in unusual times

Capital in the 21st Century is a surprising international best-seller.  A highly detailed monograph from the renowned French economics professor, Thomas Piketty, the 690 page book seems an unlikely…