Category Archives: Business life cycles

Stock market crash – bored now?

Have markets had their day? Have we become immune to news about another massive “adjustment”? Remember Black Wednesday and what a big deal that was? And how can a company be worth 10% less than yesterday? Sure I can understand … Continue reading

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Is “denial” always a bad thing?

When we say someone is “in denial” we usually mean this in a negative sense, but denial is actually a valuable defence. It’s a bit like badly wounded soldiers on the battlefield reporting that they feel no pain. Only afterwards … Continue reading

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Is BP too big to fail?

Like it or not we are all invested in BP. Anyone with a pension, for example is likely to have an indirect investment in BP shares. Many thousands of Brits and Americans work there. Our governments have to look right … Continue reading

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Do all good things come to end?

Will profits always increase? Will our organisation keep growing? Is there any prospect of decline? Up until 2008 every financial forecast I saw seemed to show relentless growth. Not only that, the predicted growth was exponential. The recession has reminded … Continue reading

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