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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

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2017: Only fear fear…

December 17th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Stay with me, this piece will end on a positive note. 40% of business leaders (according to a survey in the Financial Times) do not believe that the UK will retain access to the European market after Brexit. So presumably the same people believe that the other 27 European countries do not want access to…


How to approach a new leadership role

September 1st, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Stepping into a new leadership role can be daunting. New Prime Minister Theresa May, and the new England football manager, Sam Allardyce, will no doubt be feeling the pressure despite their credentials and soon there will be a new leader in Saatchi. All eyes are on these people right now. They will all have a…


Brexit – how to respond

June 29th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Brexit. What is of concern? Global market volatility, an angry EU leadership and fear of a global economic shock that could become self-fulfilling. There is a leadership void in the UK but in the next few days the lead candidates will be apparent and confidence in them will be factored into the outlook for the…


1916 – 2016 Plus ca change?

January 7th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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Welcome to 2016. I cannot recall a year where I have felt so optimistic and so apprehensive too. If that sounds like a contradiction, then view this as polar perspectives which are inter-related by globalisation and the unstable geo-political climate that exists in much of the world. The febrile nature of many political states makes…


UK 2015 Election – A surprise? It should not have been

May 11th, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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On October 10th 2014 I made my one and only tweet predicting the outcome of the 2015 election 7 months later: Conservatives a small majority, Labour second and Lib dems a rout. I also made two that were slightly off: a low turnout (it was average) and 10 seats for UKIP, they got 1 seat…


2015: A complex year already

February 1st, 2015 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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We are hearing of a healthy UK economy in 2015, but is it another false dawn? There are many good indicators but fewer are the result of government action than George Osborne would have you believe.  Let’s take some key points: Growth: it will be good for the UK but it will not have any…


Greece and Scotland – Unlikely comparisons?

October 13th, 2014 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

For three hundreds years Scotland, made up of a mainland and many islands has been part of the UK. For nearly 15 years Greece made up of a mainland and many islands has been part of the Euro – the ‘ultimate’ member status of the EU. Greece has had a torrid time as a member…


What have we learnt from the Great 2008 to present recession?

March 3rd, 2014 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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‘Great Recession’? Of course not greater than the Great War 100 years ago but let us not forget the lessons of this lesser skirmish since it arguably affected so many people. It was (and still is) the greatest economic crisis since 1929 – the so-called Great Depression. So what are the lessons for businesses? 1.…


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