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 5th Referendum, this is the..
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
25 June 2016
Much has been written about #Brexit and the impending “death of Europe” over the past few days, and much more will be written in the future. A bit of perspective is in order.
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...
29 June 2016
David Cameron's last supper with his European counterparts exposed the underlying political realignment in Europe, with Angela Merkel and other leaders asserting national self-interest in the wake of Brexit.
21 February 2017
I was recently asked by a global TV channel some questions about why Greece isn't exiting the crisis. Here are my answers. What is the extent of economic devastation in Greece and how is it being felt in Greece today?
14 March 2017
The economic, political and social situation in Cyprus remains mixed. Although Cyprus has exited the bailout, it is clear that the reform drive of the government had faltered, and that political support by other political parties has fractured.
18 June 2017
The first week of consulting visits for the Online Customer Experience Management seminar has ended, with visits to four hotels plus Waterworld implemented. As people are constantly asking me what I think of Ayia Napa, I thought I would share a few impressions.
21 November 2017
The decision was announced on Monday for the successor locations for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Banking Authority (EBA). Both European agencies were required to leave Britain due to Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
03 December 2019
The government of Cyprus, in association with the private sector, has been implementing a multi-spectrum, investment-led development policy based on attracting foreign capital inflows.