The benefits debate is gathering real momentum in the UK. Should the unemployed do something in return for taxpayer's support? Surely the answer is yes. But if governments condition our unemployed to expect money for nothing, then the result is obvious. There is no incentive to find a job. Any smart person will take money for nothing.
We face many challenges as a society. These are often too big for individuals, governments or institutions to tackle alone. An overly paternalistic focus on individual behavior may lead to small changes, but the bigger underlying problems will remain.
These economists argue that there is no need for GDP to run at seven plus percent. Instead, they want to invest in trying to create a workforce doing a more manageable week. A 9-5 working day is practically non-existent, as are holidays. For example, I've often met Government officials on a Sunday.
Here is a simple truth: There would be more jobs if there were a better understanding between banks and the businesses that want to borrow from them. But this appears to be lacking, according to new research...
If you have all this choice, why is it sometimes you reach a point where life seems so incredibly cluttered and pressured? Probably it is because you have lost sight of what you're saying yes to and what you are or are not saying no to. And you have equally lost sight of why you are saying yes or no.
If someone constantly takes advantage of you, why wouldn't you tell them? Why would you place them above yourself and give into their unreasonable demands and inappropriate behaviour? You have the 'Nice' Syndrome. I used to suffer from that syndrome for years.
In any industry, innovation is critical. It's how we make progress. It's how we transform and shape the world so that it best suits our needs. It's how we succeed. The travel industry is no exception: innovation is what has given us the ability for commercial flight; to visit different parts of the world frequently and affordably; and in recent years, it's changed the way we research, plan and book travel.
If you haven't heard of TED Talks by now, where have you been? Seriously, they are fantastic! With conferences taking place all over the globe, TED, who are a non-profit organisation, are dedicated to an 'Ideas Worth Spreading' ethos.
Airports speak volumes. Like tea leaves in porcelain cups; airports and airlines can reveal much about their parent country's fortunes.
The art of vlogging (video-logging) has been a source of revenue for many YouTube stars and fashion brands, due to the mutual benefits it brings to both parties. With YouTube taking 4 billion hours each month of our internet time and ranked the second most visited website, it is no wonder YouTube is advertiser's honey nest.
It's a toughie. Famously tongue-tied in foreign languages, and notwithstanding the 200+ languages widely spoken in London and Manchester alone, the fact is the UK needs more people speaking more languages.
Whilst they may not realise it, today's schools are preparing young people for jobs that don't yet even exist, as the IT revolution looks set to change the face of the employment market. At Atos we have been thinking about the sort of careers that lie in store for our so-called digital natives - as well as roles that may not be around for much longer.
Three cheers for Germany, where politicians have thrashed out a deal that will see companies forced to have at least 30 per cent of their boardrooms made up of women. The two parties expected to form the next government have not only agreed the quota, but also put a timeline on it arrival: Two years. Good. We should be embarrassed.
A London minimum wage may not be a panacea for all poverty in the capital, but it will provide a number of families with increased financial stability, and it will do so without jeopardising London's job market.
Divorce separation and marital relationships have a huge impact on people in the corporate world, especially on their productivity and how they are relating to people, and it has a massive effect on their teams, because somebody who is normally quite productive, suddenly becomes quite unproductive.
With Christmas just around the corner, it's important to get a rough idea of what you're going to get for your loved ones this year. Christmas is about so much more than just opening presents, but even so, a well thought out gift for a loved one will put a smile everybody's face, making it one of the most memorable Christmases you ever experience.