The end of money

Cash is dying. In some places, it’s already dead, writes Phil Young [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The dream of a cashless society is already here, it just might not be on your doorstep. Last year, during a trip to Copenhagen, I experienced it for myself. Even in the most-connected, … Read more

The joy of financial wellbeing

  Taking control of your personal finances revolves as much around pleasure as it does purpose, writes Chris Budd [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Everyone has a financial strategy of sorts. For some, it is a detailed plan with a clear path to identifiable objectives. For others it is an exercise … Read more

Blockchain: the legal protector of the world wide web

The internet jut got bigger, safer and more powerful, writes Dr Liz Mellon While bitcoin, the virtual currency, is a word most people recognize, the blockchain that supports it is less well known. Yet to those in the know, it is blockchain that is the exciting, revolutionary development. With this book, the Tapscotts both explain … Read more

World given debt lesson

The Western debt burden is restricting its chances of locking in growth, the global head of economics for Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking UK has warned Offering a masterclass in global economics, Michala Marcussen contrasted a world in which developed countries normally support developing nations with the reemergence of China. China had until recently … Read more

Alain de Botton: capitalism isn’t dying – it’s only just started

Philosopher says capitalism was intended as a way to make the maximum number of people happy – but is only just starting to work out how  Capitalism has drifted away from its original aim of maximising happiness, but will find its feet again, says eminent philosopher Alain de Botton. De Botton used the recent Changeboard … Read more

This top thinker says it’s very hard for the rich to lose money

Marshall Goldsmith says the super rich care less about the scale of their giving and more about the circumstances in which it departs their pockets Super rich people seeing public donations as ‘winning’ and private spending as losing – know the difference and you are more likely to have them fund your project, says Marshall … Read more

The British premier just triggered mass support for Britain leaving EU

  Cool response to British Premier’s ‘renegotiation’ could jeopardize UK’s place in Europe Support for the UK to quit the European Union has shot ahead following David Cameron’s modest renegotiation of terms with Brussels. Public support for quitting the bloc has skyrocketed after a cool public response to the deal – deemed “weedy” by europhile journal … Read more

The Euro has serious consequences for the old continent

Many nations would be better off out of the single currency, says Lars Christensen The monster is romping through the old continent, strangling nations large and small. The euro is killing the Europe it was meant to unite. The evidence couldn’t be clearer. The nations that chose to remain outside the single currency are doing … Read more