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…

Eurozone break up: Can it? Will it? Should it?

June 27th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Tomorrow there is yet another EU summit on the crisis and headlines of yet another week to save Europe. Really? My title asks questions that until recently had be unutterable. However, the realisation that Greece post election is ‘more of the same inertia’; the fact that Spain and Cyprus are unwelcome additions to the bailout…

Greek debt tragedy takes a breather – but is it now a Chimera?

March 13th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

On the face of it, the ECB as lender of last resort has staved off a Eurozone disaster. It did so by issuing a staggering 1 Trillion Euros credit (for three years at almost no interest) not to Greece but to the banks of Europe whose balance sheets were not too healthy – or would…

Greece – the illness and the cure for the Eurozone Crisis.

November 14th, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

A look at the map of Europe in 1850, 1910, 1938, 1960 today. Europe in quite short time periods has gone though enormous change. In the past 40 years politicians and technocrats (many un-elected) have attempted to manipulate the future EU order through political ideals and economic levers. Now these politicians are faced with a consequent…

The Eurozone Crisis and lessons in Leadership

September 22nd, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

The most extraordinary thing about the Eurozone crisis today is not the scale of the problem but the apparent impotence of EU political and financial leaders to do enough about it. How can this be, is it that hard? The reality is that we have something of a ‘perfect storm’. The sovereign debt situation has…