What they say

Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School


Businesses are holding back the recovery

August 25th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
ball and chain

Double dip? Recovery neutered by Government cuts? You can read my other blogs on these topics but the fact is that there are many new realities for everyone to accept and adjust to – but this new order has yet to be fully recognised. Some things may not change as much as one might expect…

How to be more competitive and effective

August 2nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

It is all too easy to be resigned to one’s fate. It’s amazing how many business people blame their current poor business on the recession. It’s a bit like complaining that you are wet because it’s raining. How about wearing a raincoat? Prepare for the upturn now and ramp up your competitiveness. The model for business is not…

Will the state learn from business?

August 2nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The initial excitement about budget cuts is now causing some major head scratching and protectionist thinking in government and local government. This is natural enough; after all, a saving target of up to 40% is huge. The exact areas of savings are now starting to emerge though defence is grabbing the headlines so far. There…