When Was The Last Time...?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

When was the last time you made a decision that turned out not to be among the best you have ever made?

Opening Up Ownership To The Public

Mathew Lawrence | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Mathew Lawrence

The ownership of businesses is fundamental to how power and reward are distributed in society. Since the early 1980s the privatisation of major indust...

The Control Agenda

Ed Mayo | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.

Co-ops Are Booming - But Can Do Even More for Our Economy

Ed Mayo | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Sharing is big business now and, in this context, we can expect to see co-operatives becoming more and more prominent - giving people a say, supporting local communities, and providing a boost to the economy in the process.

Taking Control, Together

Ed Mayo | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

With evidence showing that people want more control over the economy, their workplace and their communities, and a new programme of support for co-operatively run organisations, is now the time for the co-operative option?

Business Ownership - Is It Back to the Eighties?

Ed Mayo | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Widening ownership can bring gains of productivity and also of well-being, spreading an emotional sense of prosperity. It is a 1980s theme tune worth rescuing.

The Monopoly Box

Dan Gregory | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Tech
Dan Gregory

The shipping container is the electrical travel plug of global trade. Enabling frictionless exchange of the products of territories oceans apart, the simple corrugated box is one of the winners of globalisation. Today, the container is everywhere.

It Might Not Be Sexy, But Ownership Matters

Ed Mayo | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Co-operative ownership might just be the best kept secret in the business world. A co-operative is a business, but a different kind of business: one which shares ownership among the people closest to it...

The Key to Employee Ownership Success in 2014

Iain Hasdell | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Iain Hasdell

At the start of every year we recall the vivid image of Janus the Roman god after whom the month of January is named. His two faces set in opposite directions, one that looks back to the year just gone and the other forward to the brand new year ahead, are chilling and inspiring at the same time.

A Chance to Escape

Iain Hasdell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Hasdell

The NHS is consistently excellent in some of what it does. Overall, as the Commonwealth Fund International Ranking testifies, it performs very well if compared to equivalent services overseas. But, there are huge unjustified regional variations in the effectiveness of the NHS within the UK in services such as the treatment of diabetes.

What Will the Land of Liberty Make of Polyamory?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

To sugar-coat an unspoken truth: polyamory seeks to upend a many thousand-year-old narrative about ownership. We don't own our daughter's virginity. Husbands don't own their wives. Wives don't own their husbands.

In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time For a Clean Slate?

Michael Townsend | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Michael Townsend

Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has been, more or less, the only show in town. As a system for running our ec...

The Decade of Employee Ownership

Iain Hasdell | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Iain Hasdell

Lots of people are talking about employee ownership at the moment, which is fantastic. But most people do not really understand how it works. This lack of awareness helps perpetuate the myth that employee ownership is a boutique way of working in the business world.

Ownership Day: Investors Should Ask for Ownership for Better Long-Term Returns

Penny Shepherd | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK
Penny Shepherd

This week - on Tuesday 12 March - the UK holds its first 'Ownership Day', a day dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of active ownership.

Is This the End of Ownership?

Tien Tzuo | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tien Tzuo

The way in which we buy and consume products is rapidly changing. The world we once knew - where we owned physical products like CDs, DVDs, newspapers and even cars - is rapidly coming to a close.

Virtual Worlds and 'Intimate Computing': the Future of Digital Play

iq2 If Conference | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech
iq2 If Conference

Our relationship with technology is, it seems to me, one that's increasingly governed by the dynamics of leisure and play. We have an incredibly satisfying sense of control when we are plugged into the best digital tools - and, increasingly, a gnawing sense of anxiety when we are unplugged.