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A Higher Minimum Wage is Just Ethical Common Sense

April 24, 2013 by


In this post I briefly examine the role of the minimum wage:   by  Andres Rueda The Government is trying to push down the amount benefits claimed however this action shouldn’t be viewed in isolation as we need to consider the reverse: all workers must be fairly paid. But in all too many cases employees aren’t and […]

Hate Your Job? Here’s One Possible Solution

March 7, 2013 by


Why wasting time surfing aimlessly at work is indicative of a bigger problem. Here’s how to fix this issue.   by  she_who_must  From time-to-time we all waste time online and this often makes you feel irritated when you realise that an hour has passed and you’ve achieved nothing productive at all. You’re not alone; according to an […]

Why Mittelstand and not self-employment will save the UK economy

March 3, 2013 by


Recent figures suggest that employment is increasing yet the UK economy is struggling. How come? In this post I’ll give my opinion.   by  Fräulein Schiller The first question which should be asked is, “do these jobs actually exist?” While this initially sounds like a crazy question you just need to look at the figures which show […]

ROWE versus Lean: Heaven or Hell?

April 5, 2012 by


  by  Catskills Grrl  In this post I’m going to examine the Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) model and give you my thoughts on the subject as it applies to Lean. I initially came across ROWE in the book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink: I then followed this up by reading […]

Management Lessons from Zingerman’s CEO Ari Weinzweig

March 2, 2012 by


via I like these 12 natural laws of business: 1. You’re more likely to get to greatness if you have an inspiring and strategically sound vision. 2. If you don’t give customers compelling reasons to buy from you, they won’t. 3. If you don’t create a great, rewarding place for people to work, they […]


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