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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call "the clarity paradox," which can be summed...

The White Swan Formula

James Featherby, next months guest speaker, writing in 2009

The White Swan Formula

James Featherby will be visiting the Chanel Islands later this month to speak at Business Connect hosted events (register here) In the run up we will be serialising his post...

Good Enough

Richard Beck on shunning 'excellence'

Good Enough

In the language of the psychologist Barry Schwartz, I tend to be a satisficer rather than maximizer when it comes to getting things done. That is, I tend to aim for "good...

Goldman Sachs made up to £250m betting on food prices in 2012

Goldman Sachs made up to an estimated £251 million (US$400 million) in 2012 from speculating on food including wheat, maize and soy, prompting campaigners to accuse the...

You are not a loan

Whose responsibility is it to help those struggling with debt in Jer

You are not a loan

In this Special Event a panel of senior figures from politics, the media and civil society meet to examine this and other moral issues surrounding Jersey's loan industry.

The Common Good in Catholic Social Teaching

The Most Important Social, Political and Economic concept of our tim

The Common Good in Catholic Social Teaching

It is probably good to remind ourselves that Catholic Social Teaching concerns ethics or morals. In traditional Catholic teaching morality is about happiness and human...

Myth 8: Give To Get

It was once suggested to me that the key to networking is the approach 'Give To Get'. There was something about this which immediately jarred with me. Giving to someone with...

What do Christians really believe at Christmas?

A short look at a commonly misunderstood verse. (first published on

What do Christians really believe at Christmas?

Innkeeper, Innkeeper, what's that you say? A stable lined with straw.

Innkeeper, Innkeeper, where will He lay? With friendly beasts in awe.

It quite common,...

It's Christmas Again

that season where Truth gets sentimentalized and made into tacky dé

One Eye Or Two

There is an expression in Chinese to the effect that the only people who can see the shape of the mountain are those that are not on it: you can only see the distinctive...

Measuring Performance For Human Flourishing

A Business Connect CPD Seminar With Paul Valler

Measuring Performance For Human Flourishing

"What gets measured gets done!" Or does it? What is really going on in organizations and jobs dominated by performance measurement? Do people produce better results? How does...

Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, calls for cap on total cost of payday loans

The incoming Archbishop of Canterbury has joined forces with the Lab

Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, calls for cap on total cost of payday loans

The highly political intervention by Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, is his first since being announced as the successor to Dr Rowan Williams as leader of the Church of...


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