Welcome To The Gig Economy

Uber has transformed the experience of getting and travelling in a taxi to get from one place to another. But it is only the tip of the iceberg in the landscape of the emerging digital economy.

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Do You Need Flexible Workspace?

Flexible workspace has increased in popularity in many towns and cities across the country. But what are the benefits to the workers and businesses that occupy such space?

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Will Climate Change Affect The Economy?

The start of the new decade marks the start of a new era as climate change causes disruption in all areas of the economy. And such disruption will continue as we are forced to think differently about how we live.

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Can We Trust Big Technology Companies?

Trust in technology companies is at a low ebb as their influence reaches worrying levels. But will governments take action to protect people from the destructive nature of their products.

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It’s Time to Recognise the Importance of Small Businesses

Small businesses play a pivotal role in the economy as they provide jobs in every city, town, village and country area. But such employment is often overlooked because individually they employ relatively few, while collectively providing many jobs.

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4 Ways To Be A Great Leader

Great leaders are hard to find but good leadership is a skill that everyone needs to master. There is no magic solution to being a good leader but there are lessons we can all learn.

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It’s Time To Reinvent Capitalism

Capitalism has created immense wealth and countless jobs over many decades. But it no longer works for everyone and must be reinvented to build a better future.

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What Does The Future Hold?

As one decade ends and another begins what does the future hold for business in a world changing at tremendous speed. The normal enthusiasm for New Year resolutions is a little restrained by uncertainty in politics and the economy.

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Does Your Business Have A Good Board?

As another year comes to an end, it is timely to ask why some company boards add tremendous value to the organisation? And why others don’t.

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The Magic of Exercise

Doctors and other health professionals argue that one of the most important things we can do for our health is to get physically active. But millions of us happily ignore the advice and as a result suffer from all types of ill health.

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A Big Thank You To Omagh Parkrun Volunteers

Every Saturday at 9:30am a whistle blows and droves of brave runners start their dash to the Omagh 5k parkrun finish line. But it is the dozen or so volunteers who marshal the course and guide the runners that are the real heroes.

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The Power of Saying No

Finding the time to do everything we want to do is impossible for most people. But there is a simple way to find more time. Embrace the habit of saying NO.

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Train Your Brain For A Long And Healthy

Brain training is in fashion as evidence suggests such activity helps us stay mentally sharper for longer. But the type of training needs to challenge in particular ways for it to be effective.

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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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