Catherine Tate’s return to our screens started me thinking. ‘Am I bovvered’ was one of her characters’ famed catch phrases – made renowned by the then PM, Tony Blair, using it in the 2007 Comic Relief show.
Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle puzzled. He deduced everything has two values: a primary use for which it is made and as an item to be sold or bartered. A monetary value then arises as we place trust in each other … and exchange.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters produced an album in the late 1980’s called Radio KAOS. The closing track was titled ‘The Tide Is Turning’. Now, I am not getting all Floyd-esque, but it has made me think. The last few years have been chaotic in the world of retail, but I get a sense that the […]
The government has given up on English High Streets. Despite all their show, sending Mary Portas out with the defibrillator to breathe life back into our ailing towns and cities, they now have the tape measures out and are dialling the undertakers.
The Guardian’s ‘SocialEnterprise’ has just published a piece quoting Dragon, Theo Paphitis, saying that the future of our High Streets is in the hands of young entrepreneurs. The same article also quotes the Centre for Retail Research’s Armageddon-like report on the High Street that claims 20% of all stores will close in the next 5 […]