Ignore the cynical business bashing by politicians playing to a gallery that is not listening. Smart voters know that entrepreneurship and innovation fuel greater national and personal prosperity. As do most business leaders who believe that Britain has been great for business, despite five decades of boom and bust.
Over the years, people have told me that working from home is more stressful than working in their office. Their number one concern is a drop in productivity. Distractions drain your energy at the best of times, but when your boss is looking over your shoulder, you can feel an immense pressure to get things done.
A Cornell study found the optimum temperature for productivity was approximately 25°C. But someone - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg included it seems - always persists in the belief that "the cold keeps you awake!" Awake maybe, but shivering with mukluks on doesn't seem to say "high performance office" to me.
. It seems to me that the subject taking over the technology headlines is not that Yahoo! has hired a new CEO, but more the fact that she is a woman succeeding in an extremely male dominated field. Mayer is now one of three female leaders in Silicon Valley joining Meg Whitman (CEO, Hewlett-Packard) and Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook).