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


Ireland’s bad day at the races – whose bet is next to turn bad?

November 23rd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

On July 1st I put a positive but cautionary stamp on the Irish recovery. Ireland’s attempt to avoid a rescue deal was always going to fail following Angela Merkal’s recent remarks about private bondholders carrying more risk and the widespread derision last week of Ireland’s attempts at keeping a lid on the problem. So much…

How the small Enterprise can fuel economic recovery

November 15th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Ian Duncan Smith says ‘Get on the bus to find work’ this might work for some but for many they should stay nearer to home and create work. The loss of around 500,000 jobs in the private sector due to government cuts is may be too pessimistic. Perhaps 100,000, over four years.  The slack will…

Freedom – how lucky we are!

November 5th, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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I went to the premiere this week of Rex Bloomstein’s moving film about the Burmese comic Zarganar. He is Burma’s favourite and most famous comedians and has been for 25 years or more. However, he has repeatedly poked fun at the totalitarian regime in Burma and the price he has paid for this is to…