Month: May 2006

Lessons from Germany’s Mittlestrad

Last weeks Economist contained an interesting piece on German exports (subscription required.) One of the things that caught my eye was some of the discussion about the problems in the Mittelstand sector. Not that long ago the Mittelstand was seen as a role-model for how British industry could do better, for example Will Hutton’s The …

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Art: a Kelly treat

Time for a short indulgence of mine: Art. I’m feel so luck, or so spoilt this year. I was at the Serpentine galley again yesterday for an exhibition of recent works by Ellsworth Kelly. Wonderful! I can spend a long time with one of Kelly’s pieces, for example, like Blue Curve, at first site they …

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