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The Effectiveness of UKIP Campaign Advertising
26 June 2016

In two previous posts, I have reviewed why Britain voted “Leave” in the June 23rd Referendum, and what are some reasons the EU succeeds and fails. A picture is worth a thousand words, however, and the UK Independence Party has been one of the most effective parties in terms of creating powerful images that reinforce its message and go viral online.

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BBC News Brexit
Thoughts on Brexit
24 June 2016

It’s Friday morning on June 24th and already I’ve received several inquiries about the meaning and impact of the Brexit vote. Although the full vote hasn’t been counted, Leave currently has a lead of over 1 million votes, and in a referendum, it’s the number of votes that count, not their distribution. So why Brexit? Primarily because domestic economic conditions have been so difficult, UK voters have cast a very strong protest vote.

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Forest Park Platres Cyprus: Sylvan Terrace
Forest Park Retro
20 June 2016

I first visited the Forest Park Hotel in Platres in the summer of 1993 while working as a researcher on a Kienbaum Development Services project to restructure the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. Last Monday, I visited it again.

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Are you ready to retire on AirBNB?
12 May 2016

Many of you may know that last June, I became an “empty nester”, and found myself in the position where I no longer had to return home every weekend. As a result, I initiated what I call the era of “one way travel”. So it was with really great interest that I learned of a new trend: retiring on AirBNB.

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Start with Z - Start with tangible client outcomes in mind
Start with Z
08 April 2016

One of the most difficult things for a consultant is to think in terms of client outcomes rather than his or her own input. This articles briefly reviews how a consultant can define an assignment with client priorities in mind.

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Paphos in Winter: Evidence of the Property Boom and Bust on Bar Street
Assessing Investments in the Cypriot Property Sector
09 December 2015

The Cypriot property sector has been extensively affected by the financial crisis and capital controls. This article reviews the general state of the Cyprus property sector and discusses key drivers and influencers on property valuation.

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In Defence of Greek Elections
20 September 2015

The latest elections called by Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras have left many friends, observers and professional partners scratching their heads. Counting the January 25th elections that brought SYRIZA to power and the July 5thReferendum, this is the third major election this year.

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No barrier to exit from Greece
No Barrier to Exit – Business Migration from Greece
28 July 2015

While media reports on Greece have been dominated by disclosures by former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis’s plans to introduce a public arrears compensation system, a far more damaging phenomenon is taking place. Businesses and individuals are taking every step open to them to migrate their businesses or their finances away from Greece. The damage done by capital controls and by the economic mismanagement of the SYRIZA-ANEL government is reaching epic levels.

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