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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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Planning in Business: Brexit and Trump mask less conspicuous challenges and greater changes ahead.

July 10th, 2018 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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We live in the most unpredictable times since the 1930s, so we are all personally in bumpy, uncharted waters. We hope for the best but how much should we plan for the worst? Sit tight, I will end this piece with optimism… Europe: Brexit is a side show in Brussels compared to the strains being…


Brexit and the City of London

January 29th, 2018 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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I consciously took a breather from blogging last year. Looking back over the past eight months it’s interesting to reflect what I predicted correctly and incorrectly. Here comes the mea culpa: Germany did return Merkel to power, just and May was returned to power just. I was wrong to suggest that Corbyn would be removed…


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…


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…


If….a prescient poem

June 29th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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I have a serious blog to follow on Brexit but this leapt out at me as suitable for the times. If nothing else it’s an enjoyable detour away from the mayhem. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when…


UK and the EU. Leave, but its au revoir, not goodbye

February 26th, 2016 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
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10 justifications for leaving the EU 1. Global trade. Currently our overseas trade is tied to EU policy and trade agreements. These are not all bad but none add to our ability to compete wherever the UK wants to. Rather the opposite in many cases where our industries are bound up in the common interests…