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


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…

The nature of confidence : its impact on business

November 7th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

What has emerged over the past year with great clarity is that there are two forms of confidence governing business leadership behaviour – external and internal. Usually, it is external confidence that is referenced – where leadership takes a view on the state of the business and economic environment – including the apparent or perceived…

Economic Confidence – Greece and Oil

May 17th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Two things lubricate an economy: liquidity and confidence. Without one or the other, an economy struggles. I wrote about this five months ago and now we have a new global, US and UK dynamic at play when it comes to confidence in the economy. Greece and oil, but I will come to this. Growth in…

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…