November 20, 2017

Archives for September 2013

Business: an intellectual challenge

Many years ago I was a mainstream economics researcher immersed in econometrics and mathematics. Like many other academics I reckoned that the business disciplines were ‘Micky Mouse’ and of little interest to ‘real’ academics. But as I was drawn into management education through developing simulations of the economy and companies the realisation slowly dawned on […]

How realistic are our expectations of eating out?

On several occasions recently I’ve eaten out with friends or family and the experience has been disappointing. Not for me, but for my company, and the problems haven’t related to the atmosphere or service, but to the food itself. The food is too salty or too bland, not hot enough or undercooked, dry, greasy, and […]