Articles for December 2006
Things can get better (and you can do it on the cheap)Sun, 31st Dec 2006Instead of saving pennies by shaving routine expenditure and delaying payments to suppliers, why not resolve to do things better - not just a bit better, but orders of magnitude better so much better, in fact, that they become cheaper? How Michelin put the bounce back into its rubber farmsSun, 17th Dec 2006SUSTAINABILITY, like social responsibility, is a much-abused term, often more about public relations than substance. But Michelin's Brazilian Ouro Verde ('green gold') project shows that that doesn't have to be the case. Friedman's unethical rot made wrongs into a rightSun, 3rd Dec 2006SUMMING UP his own achievement, Milton Friedman, the celebrated Chicago economist who died last month, wrote: 'Judged by practice, we have been, despite some successes, mostly on the losing side. Judged by ideas, we have been on the winning side.'