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


Confidence – the ultimate economic factor ?

January 31st, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Intuitively we all know that confidence is a critical factor in the economy. But economists struggle to measure it and some struggle to even fully acknowledge it and its effects. When the crunch effect was rampant between autumn 2008 and mid 2009 the confidence amongst business and financiers was close to zero. How else would…

Globalisation – changing hugely and in a number of ways

January 25th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

In the industrial context we have until recently considered globalisation to mean to reach of businesses and finance from the mature economies into the developing countries – not always to the latter’s principle advantage.. The recovery from the global recession of 2008 – 2010 is revealing the developing countries to be growing faster, growing in…

Why BAA failed in the snow

January 16th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

No wonder Virgin and Lufthansa want compensation As a leadership and change consultant I watched the BAA Heathrow snow debacle with horror and some certainty of the causes. The causes were betrayed in the BAA’s CEO interview on ITN news. The whole thing had a horrible inevitability about it. The simple reality is that most…