Monthly Archives: March 2014

Syria, Ukraine and self determination

I learned something new today. Apparently it was Lenin who proclaimed the notion of self determination – that ethnic groups should determine national boundaries. This makes sense. If the Scots want to be independent there should be no impediment. Personally I hope that they decide to remain part of the UK. I have Welsh and […]

Governance structures were the real cause of WW1

I have spent the last 17 years as a “troubleshooter” – mostly turning around programmes that are going wrong. The most common cause of programmes being in a bad state is poor governance structures, or structures that are OK but have the wrong people in them. In 2014 we are going to hear a lot […]