In early October 2007, America’s S&P 500 Index hit a new high before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis. Read More
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In early October 2007, America’s S&P 500 Index hit a new high before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis.
Research shows UK consumers are increasingly accessing pension drawdown – a way of taking money out of your pension to live on in retirement – without taking advice.
Harvey Aberdein: “As our economy and lives become more digital, the lack of physical contact we have with people will change society.”
People do business with people. This is – and always will be – one of the most important lessons that I ever received.
Alan Savage: “If Donald Trump put his inheritance in a high interest account he would be richer than he is now”
So here’s my take on 2017 – so far.
This year was a bit of a rollercoaster ride.
So you’ve left it to the last minute but still have a few days to go, and there’s no choice but to go on a spending spree to make sure everyone gets what they asked for.
Some of the aspects of Brexit have become a little clearer in the days leading up to this week’s December Council of EU fisheries ministers.
Winter can put a chill on the wallet, with Christmas bills throwing even the most carefully-planned budgets off course and plunging temperatures leaving us whacking up the heating in our homes.
When Chancellor Philip Hammond sat down following his Budget speech I was not gripped by a sense of wild excitement.
I recently spent a weekend touring the historic sites of Aberdeen city centre with my eight-year-old grandson.
I felt honoured to be ranked among the world’s 100 best-performing chief executives in the annual list published by Harvard Business Review, covering 2016.
Alan Savage: “When you think about creativity, then the internet must get a gold medal. Is it good or is it bad? Well it’s both.”
So creativity . . . why does creative accounting spring straight to mind?
Harvey Aberdein: “Evolving new products and improving existing ones can go a long way to maintaining the success of the firms concerned.”
The late, great John Harvey Jones - former chairman of ICI and business guru – had a business maxim which has stood the test of time. Change or die, he said.
Over the last few years, I have been fortunate to be involved in the seafood supply chain, which in turn opens the door to another world of culinary skills.
As marketers in the food and drink sector we compete in a global showcase against brand names and iconic images.
There is some good economic news out there, honest.
It is important that we enjoy going to work – after all, many of us spend more time there than we do at home.
As autumn descends upon us here in ‘Blighty’ and in particular northern Britain, we will soon be in the firing line of the storms that will make their way across the Atlantic.
Most people could service their own car, although it would take time to research how to do it.
This summer is providing a bumper harvest for our fishermen especially chasing the ‘pink gold’ Langoustine – Dublin Bay Prawn – Norwegian Lobster Langastino – Cigalas or its Latin name Nepthrop Nervegicas but to us fishers it’s just a “Praan” (prawn) to give it a few more names.
In this month’s column, I am reflecting on why and how trust matters in the field of organisational management. Let us start with a definition – what is trust?
I was honoured to be named entrepreneur of the year at the Elevator Awards at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel, near Aberdeen. I say honoured because our small corner of the world is home to an outsized number of successful businesses run by the brightest minds.
Self-help books have figured high in the non-fiction charts for many years, yet I'd never read one.
I recently attended The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh as a working guest on ‘The Aberdeenshire Village’ stand.
Neil Clapperton: Life, like politics, is often a marathon not a sprint – how can we help each other ‘over the line’?
I was so proud when Ross, my partner’s son, crossed the line in Musselburgh, just over four hours at his first attempt.
A £50million new business park near Aberdeen has already welcomed its first tenant.
Having written about the importance of humility in good leadership last month, a colleague directed me to a book by Jon Ronson called The Psychopath Test, which she assured me I’d find fascinating – and indeed I did.
As we enter the summer months, I’m reminded about the number of tourists who flock to Scotland for their holidays each year. VisitScotland’s latest figures show we receive 15million visitors a year, translating to income of £5billion. It is a sizable audience to which we can showcase our wares.
After years of controversy, scrapes and political fall-outs, it was a wall in Ferryhill which finally called time on councillor Willie Young and Labour’s reign as the ruling administration on Aberdeen City Council.
A year ago this month I had the satisfaction of signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge on behalf of Aberdeen Asset Management, signalling our determination to tackle the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues, focusing on the workplace.
In a cold dark day back in January, I was sipping my way through a warm bowl of Cullen Skink in the Fishermen’s Mission Café in Peterhead when I was approached by the Chairman of the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).
You can’t fail to have missed the recent furore around the health of the general population.