Richard appears on BBC World Service

By |2020-09-02T16:07:39+01:00August 10th, 2020|

Richard features in today's Business Daily programme with Elizabeth Hotson on the subject of Rich and Frugal? The question surrounded why some people with big money are small spenders. Richard Skellett, our founder explains why he sees being wealthy as a responsibility, The programme also features Dolly Parton, who despite earning millions, doesn’t particularly enjoy [...]

Are You an Asset or a Liability?

By |2020-08-26T11:49:49+01:00July 23rd, 2020|

What Does Your Employer Think? In his latest article Richard explores employees real value to their employers and how the shift post Covid will be further automation. One certainty about the future of work is that roles, as we know them now, will change exponentially. Individuals need to take control of their professional lives and [...]

The Traditional Transformation Model is Dead

By |2020-08-10T14:50:57+01:00June 9th, 2020|

It’s Time be a Transformer In his latest SSON article Richard explores the need for both companies and individuals to be in a constant state of re-invention McKinsey suggests that by 2030, intelligent agents and robots could replace up to 30% of the world’s current human workforce – and that automation will displace between 400 [...]

The Important Role the Gig Economy Will Play in the Future Workplace

By |2020-08-10T14:36:47+01:00May 18th, 2020|

Future of Work Concepts Already Apply In his latest article for the SSON Network Richard talks about the changes needed to ensure that gig workers aren't taken advantage of and to eradicate zero hour contracts. Covid-19 will transform the working landscape forever. Already, it has shone a spotlight on the burgeoning value of the gig [...]

Don’t be Next – be first!

By |2020-03-23T13:19:50+00:00March 19th, 2020|

Today, Next CEO, Lord Wolfson said ‘people don’t buy a new outfit to stay at home’. In previous times that would be true, but today we are in very strange times. In strange times we see strange solutions that will come to the fore and those strange solutions will become the new industry standards. [...]

Why Virgin Care should be the poster child for outsourcing to social enterprises

By |2020-01-29T15:57:55+00:00January 29th, 2020|

This week I was appalled to learn that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care business has not paid a penny of corporation tax, despite receiving over £2 billion through NHS and other local authority contracts. This only shows to highlight the dangers of outsourcing vital public service contracts to earning-per-share companies. I’ve been aware of [...]

Meghan and Harry might be looking for financial independence – but what about the million who never can?

By |2020-01-29T15:58:01+00:00January 13th, 2020|

I am flabbergasted to read that Meghan and Harry need to work towards financial independence. What does that mean? You and I probably have disposable and non-disposable income to manage daily. Most of us need that guaranteed non-disposable income and for those working in zero-hour contracts, it’s an incredibly tough challenge. We should all [...]

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