Category Archives: Opinion

Viral Opinions – Lessons from a crisis

With all the talk of vaccines, delivery and contracts this week much of the news from the financial services industry again seemed lost in the mix. It was still there, but for the moment COVID the vaccine scandal has dominated … Continue reading

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How to climb a mountain – a step at a time

This week, the general stupor from the holidays seemed to lift and we all found ourselves standing in bright sunshine, staring at each other. It dawned, maybe, just how high the mountain of work for 2021 is. A sense of … Continue reading

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Moving on and moving on up…

Two weeks into the year and a couple of themes are already emerging. Complexities: Rising complexities with trade, increased COVID levels, with new variants, is all leading to a real sense of unease on the economy and going forward more … Continue reading

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6 months in 5 days – the first week of 2021

It has been quite the first week of the year. Back to work after the holidays A new lockdown, with a spiraling pandemic Brexit/End of the transition period, with a loss of trade freedoms with the EU starting to bite … Continue reading

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Forest for the trees: Some outlandish predictions for 2021

The week between Christmas and New Year is always difficult. Most of us are huddled at home, in hiding and pretending the world has stopped for a week. For some, this year, with COVID levels continuing to rise, has of … Continue reading

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Driving home over Christmas – the need for positive customer outcomes

We are on the last lap, the final straight, with the finishing line now in sight for the end of the working year. The holidays are almost upon us and most of us are just exhausted from what has been … Continue reading

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards*

Most of this year we have of course been focused on the COVID pandemic, its impact on the economy. We are out of full lockdown and settling into the latest set of restrictions. Over the last week, not much has … Continue reading

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It’s cold outside… time to create some atmosphere

We are inching towards Christmas and with the shops now open, nights drawing in it is starting to feel like winter… it even tried to snow this week. Of course, this is year like no other, and with the pandemic, … Continue reading

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Is the future already here…?

We are all now getting very used to being on video and video calls. In conversation this week the topic came up and discussion turned to how we used to see people on video calls on TV before but it … Continue reading

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(Good News)2 on vaccine development

There has been plenty of good news the last few weeks regarding progress with COVID vaccine development. Early signs are promising, with big pharma massively starting to scale production and countries readying for delivery of vaccines to their population. All … Continue reading

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