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
Britain EU

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…

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…

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…

Eurozone – Make up or Breakup? The crossroads

June 13th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

With the unfolding drama of Spanish bailout and the second Greek election just days away, what are the options for the Eurozone? As the crisis deepens the siren calls are getting louder. In broad terms there are two options though there is a sort of ‘third way’ which I will come to. The first option…

Greece is the word – Sadly :What businesses should do to anticipate EU shocks

May 16th, 2012 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

Greece is a word that will forever symbolise democracy, advanced culture, science and philosophy. Sadly to this lexicon we can add economic disasters. Already ‘doing a Greece’ is highly charged epithet. I regret that I have had to write so much on Greece and the Eurozone crisis but it is the biggest economic and political…

The Eurozone demise – the new age Greek tragedy

June 23rd, 2011 by Stephen Archer | View Comments
The Euro in Crisis

I have read of bankers and politicians suggesting, no, insisting, that the Eurozone crisis can only be solved in the long run by greater political and economic integration. This is like saying that 6 of the 18 family members are all alcoholics so let’s all get drunk together instead. I am astonished by the intellectual…

The end of the Euro?

July 22nd, 2010 by Stephen Archer | View Comments

With the current stress within the Eurozone, are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the Euro? Quite possibly in my view. I have maintained from the outset that the Euro is a deeply flawed concept and was doomed to fail if not the whole region then at least some members. We now have…