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"The art and science of prediction"

Nate Silver is the man who predicted the result in every state in the 2012 US election, projecting him to instant stardom amongst political pundits.

Monday, 22 September 2014 11:31

Website analysis

Not really news, just an item of note. Looking at the website statistics today one thing stood out: the two articles on functional and dysfunctional boards have recieved 50,000 and 60,000 hits respectively, way more than anything else on the site. Despite this, hardly anyone ever votes to offer an opinion.  Perhaps all these visitors are bots!


Functional boards


Dysfunctional boards

Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:28

FDPO has a quiet last quarter 2013

We have an unusually low capacity quarter ahead, the first in a long time.  Expect lots of CPD and marketing work.

Instituting a functional Board at the head of a company is not rocket science, even if it seems much more complicated than that.

The Chancellor is sticking to Plan A, despite fearsome evidence that it is not working.

What are the typical symptoms of dysfunctional boards?

All company boards are dysfunctional in some way or another, and all need to be awake to the risks they themselves present to the proper functioning of their businesses. Physician, thou canst not cure thyself 'til diagnosed.

This article is intended to help diagnosis.

Today, Thursday 17th May 2012, money is, apparently,  flowing out of Greece.  It has been for a while anyway, as those who can shift their wealth flee to safer havens.  Greece may not be in the Euro by the weekend.  Our banks may not survive if that happens.  How did we come to be in such a parlous position?

Every now and again a book comes along which stops you in your tracks.  You catch yourself thinking about its ideas at odd moments.  After a while you realise that it has changed your way of thinking - perhaps not radically, but changed all the same.  Three books have done this to me recently. One of them is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast And Slow 1.

Thursday, 05 January 2012 19:08

FDPO still near capacity

Lots on and not expecting to have much spare capacity for the first quarter of 2012

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:00

FDPO near capacity

FDPO is close to fully booked for the last quarter of 2011.  Lots on and very busy.

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