Does Economic Growth Threaten Future Sustainability?

Economic growth makes the world a better place as it lifts hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But does it threaten the sustainability of the planet?

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Can The High Street Be Saved?

Local shops have acted as economic anchors in every town centre in every part of the country for an age. But the growth of online shopping poses problems for retailers everywhere.

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Are You Ready For A Smarthome?

Homes are getting smarter as artificial intelligence inhabits the appliances and gadgets we buy. But will such change improve our lives?

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Can The People Of Hong Kong Keep Their Freedom?

Hong Kong has rarely been out of the headlines in recent months as its people clash with Chinese authorities in a very public way. The streets are regularly thronged with thousands of protestors, as tensions rise and frustrations spill over to create chaos.

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How To Survive A Changing Workplace

Technology is often seen as a driver of change in the workplace. But there are usually more factors at play when such upheaval is taking place.

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Is It Time To Take A Break From Technology?

Technology with its 24/7 access to the internet allows us to be more productive inside and outside the workplace. But is that a good thing?

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The Changing World of Business

Business leaders face a new challenge as success is redefined as making profit and contributing to the protection of the planet. Such a shift in focus means businesses are expected to make money while also creating a better world for future generations.

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China: Friend Or Foe

China regularly captures the news headlines as its approach to government clashes with the West’s approach to democracy. Consequently, it is seen as a threat to the established way of doing things. But what is the truth?

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Is Journalism In Danger?

Journalism was always where we found the truth and learned about what was happening in the world and why. But fake news has arrived to compete with traditional fact-based reporting.

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Are You Ready For The Future?

It’s impossible to predict the future because what comes next depends on so many unknown and unknowable variables. But from experience we can guess it will be different from the present or the past.

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How To Get The Most From Meetings

Good meetings are an essential part of any organisation’s success. Bad meetings waste time and are harmful to making decisions. But how can you increase the former and reduce the latter?

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How To Be More Effective At Work

Everyone complains about being too busy as we rush from one activity to the next with little time to stop and reflect. But there is a simple way to find extra time in each day.

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Is A Good Work-Life Balance Possible In The Digital Age?

The nature of work is changing as the always-on culture takes hold in a fast spreading digital economy. But the fight back has begun as workers search for a better work-life balance.

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Are Meetings a Waste of Time?

Every organisation holds meetings and many of them waste a lot of time. But are meetings necessary and if so how can they be more productive?

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The Threat Of Technology

In previous generations governments around the world threatened citizens with totalitarianism as a way to control the population. For today’s generation, the biggest threat comes not from governments but from large technology companies that want to control their lives.

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Are You Stressed?

From time to time we all feel a little under pressure and stressed at work and at home. But when it gets serious what can we do.

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The Importance of Small Businesses

Small businesses are often described as the backbone of the economy because of the jobs they create and contribution they make to national prosperity. But do they need more support from government?

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Can You Escape From Your Smartphone?

Escaping from your smartphone is almost impossible as its addictive design trumps our ability to resist. But there is growing anxiety that we’re losing control as the time spent staring at screens escalates.

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It’s Time To Invest In Education

Everyone appreciates the value of a good education as a way to develop a career and live a good life. Even during difficult times education is prized as students and parents enjoy its benefits.

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Are You Happy?

Trust in government, credible business organisations, community and social supports, income levels, and the ability to make choices are listed as some of the things that make us happy. Increasing the number of positive experiences we have on a daily basis is also seen as beneficial to our general wellbeing.

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