Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FT columnist Lucy Kellaway moves on after years of deriding corporate bullshit

July 2017: Financial Times (FT) columnist Lucy Kellaway has been writing on the strange and indecipherable language of chief executives and their companies for over 20 years. She looks back at a career of deriding the hot air and asks: has it made any difference?


FT columnist Lucy Kellaway says chief executives need to have a hard think before deciding to join Twitter. She looks at the successes and failures of CEO tweeters including Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett.


After 31 years at the Financial Times, management columnist and associate editor Lucy Kellaway is leaving to start a new career as a teacher. In an FT Facebook Live discussion with Gideon Rachman, she explains her move.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Swiss basket of grocery items +91% more expensive than France in 2017

A Swiss basket of grocery items is +91% more expensive than France in 2017.

Switzerland is a wealthy country and the per head standard of living (based on consumption adjusted for price differences) is among Europe's highest. However, the rise in the value of the Swiss franc in recent years compared with the euro has made the country a very expensive place to visit and it is also bad news for low-income residents.