I'm organising an auction on behalf of 2 worthwhile causes operating out of Kilifi in Southern Kenya.
Edward has generously provided 3 signed presentation slides for auction. Each illustration was draw during Edward's Key note address during at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit on Wednesday the 16th of September 09.
The last time Edward auctioned off slides for charity he raised £400 per slide, so fingers crossed!…
The current economic crisis requires some new thinking. It will not get that. There will be a lot of analysis and references to the 1930 crisis.
The methods for influencing the local economy are very limited. There are interest rate changes and there are tax changes. If there is inflation you raise the interest rate. If you are in the eurozone you cannot do that because interest rates are set by the Central Bank in Europe and if other countries do not have inflation you cannot raise… Continue
Suppose that the present economic crisis is 30% real, 50% media hyped panic and 20% game-playing. What is game playing? If a corporation has long wanted to get rid of some workers this is not easy to do in normal times because a big lay-off would lead to a slump in share price. With the excellent excuse of the credit crunch it now becomes possible to lay off thousands of workers.
Fear of losing a job leads people to curtail their spending, which in turn lead to more job losses… Continue