Monthly Archives: December 2013

Barclays boss, Antony Jenkins, on rebuilding trust

Antony Jenkins, Barclays CEO, guest editor on The Today Programme, has said that it could take up to ten years to rebuild trust in Barclays (1). Jenkins is ushering in big changes, and one of them is a change of … Continue reading

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Public understanding of crime and justice: the campaign continues

Under the last Labour government, I was a senior civil servant, and in one of my roles, I was Director of Communications at what is now the Ministry of Justice. In many respects, both under the last government and in … Continue reading

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Western governments and business be warned: security/liberty – the debate that won’t go away

There was never an end of ideology, even with the collapse of the Soviet Union. There is always ideology: it is just that some ideologies are worth preserving because they do the least harm, and even some good, in the … Continue reading

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“Strategic” is here to stay: LinkedIn survey on most used buzzwords

LinkedIn certainly knows how to have its cake and eat it. First, it develops an extraordinary network that keeps growing, by encouraging its users to promote their expertise and experience. And now bombards us with requests to “endorse” others (I’m … Continue reading

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The OU strengthens its network in China, signing a new deal

The OU has forged even closer links this week with its university network in China, including signing an agreement with the OU in China. Representing the UK’s largest university, and the one with the most experience in innovating learning, Martin … Continue reading

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UK China visit: Martin Bean on supporting learners through innovation

The Prime Minister is leading the largest ever UK trade delegation. The emphasis of the visit is promoting collaboration and partnership to take advantage of economic opportunities. By 2020, China will have a 600 million strong middle-class. The Open University’s … Continue reading

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