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Old Goat

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National Decline; signs and symptoms
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:14:56 am »
We are investing huge, huge amounts in our railway system. To modernise it and make it fit for purpose.  Great project, but, as has been pointed out by colleagues abroad, abysmal project management skills.  Then, the latest debacle at BA, where all our armchair IT pundits know what went wrong.  Sure, things go wrong all the time, so the real IT skill was putting things right, hopefully before many even noticed.  Both skill sets, project management and IT systems are skills that we hope to sell abroad.  Along with our banking and financial skills. Mind, mind the latter is a bit difficult given the court cases pending.  If you were in another Country; is there anything at all you might want from us?

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Re: National Decline; signs and symptoms
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 01:25:12 pm »
It is easy to spot the failures Old Goat because they get a lot of publicity. Those things that are good are largely under the radar because they are good. Where the big failure is hides in our inability to stop doing the things that create failure - mainly because we are creatures of habit. Things like still believing in failed political parties who are now run by careerist politicians rather people of talent and conviction. A failure to recognise that financial crime should be properly punished and that tax evasion is not acceptable if people and companies want to live and operate in the UK. Because we would rather believe in an easy life where we just drift on hoping that things will get better by themselves and we end up where we are. If we want things to change then we need to make it happen. The starting point is in how we conduct and live our own lives. The challenge is to get others to agree.