February 15, 2018

Happiness, Contentment and Reality

By Paul Frijters – Professor of Wellbeing Economics, London School of Economics (LSE) I am just back from the World Government Summit in Dubai, where we got an update on the state of wellbeing in the world. What were the lessons? The key lesson was the news from Ruut Veenhoven, the world’s foremost Bibliographer of…

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July 18, 2017

Do it like Apple

The world is currently beset by the so-called “productivity paradox”: despite all the excitement about technology and innovation, falling productivity rates persist in reducing the world’s long-term potential growth. So why isn’t the 4th industrial revolution and all the ground-breaking technology that comes with it like Artificial Intelligence and genetic engineering, translating into higher productivity?…

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July 11, 2017

Doing Wellbeing

Travellers, guests and consumers, really do give a damn what a brand stands for. This reality was endorsed recently by Bill Walshe, the CEO (aka CPO) of the Viceroy Hotel Group during his first TED talk ‘A Roadmap of Pride’ Bill spoke of creating a sense of equality across the business and helping everyone see…

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May 25, 2017

‘Outdoor’ economy

Analysts do not pay enough attention to the increasing relevance of the outdoor recreation industry for “hard-core” economic growth.

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May 19, 2017

Hospitality in transition

Luxury, similarly to beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The perception of luxury to one person may be anathema to another.

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May 11, 2017

Go for a walk!

There is no longer any doubt that creativity – a critical ingredient of robust decision-making – is improved when walking.

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