Dr Alf Best Twelve Blogs 2011

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Dear Readers,

Many thanks for your support since I started blogging in February 2011 as a complete novice.

It’s been an amazing  journey of discovery, learning and a lot of fun! 

I thought that you might be interested to know which were my top twelve blogs for 2011. 

They are ranked below according to number of hits, with the the most popular first (highest number of hits).

  1. What are the three types of Interim Management assignment?

  2. UK Local Authorities & Shared Services: Cost-Cutting – Myth or Reality?

  3. What’s the difference between an Interim Manager and a Management Consultant?

  4. Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?

  5. Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future

  6. Public Sector Performance: Catch 22 type Dilemmas

  7. Public Sector Catch 22: The Role of “IT” in Business Transformation

  8. The Open Public Services White Paper, the Budget Deficit and Thirteen Key Reasons for the Government to Deploy Professional Interims for Risk Reduction?

  9. Public Sector Catch 22: Structural Reform, Strategy and Implementation – How to avoid a Omnishambles Recovery Programme?

  10. Public Sector Catch 22: Cost-Cutting Vs. Cost Reduction

  11. Cabinet Office & Treasury Score Own Goal with “Catch 22″: More Myths, Realities & Escalating Risks?

  12. The Every Day Reality of the Professional Interim

You will probably have noticed that I have revamped my blog in the last month and changing the content.

I hope that you will continue to read my blog in 2012 as it evolves.

Let me take this opportunity of wishing you warmest season’s greeting and best of luck for 2012!


Dr Alf 


The Truth Behind the Greek Economic Crisis

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

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This video provides an interesting and extreme perspective.

It highlights the worst excesses from neoliberalism but, in my view, there is not really a viable alternative to the capitalist model that has not been discredited.

Perhaps it’s time for Third Wave Neoliberalism offering a more caring perspective? First Wave covered Regan/Thatcher and Second Wave Clinton/Blair.

I would have expected Obama to be the natural sponsor of Third Wave Neoliberalism but in my view he has been disappointing.

Surely austerity at all costs does not make sense?

It’s time for some Keynesian interventions short-term. Perhaps, Greece needs a Marshall plan – it would probably be equitable for Germany to invest in Marshall Plan 2.

If you are interested, earlier in the year I was speculating on the following hypothetical question: 

“Will David Cameron and George Osborne become the Pioneers of Third-Wave Neoliberalism, just like Thatcher and Reagan Pioneered First-Wave Neoliberalism?

What do you think?

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