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Doing Business in China

Writing for British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai during a recent visit where Patrick offered a strategic framework for doing business in China. His views on China companies and China RMB strategy are also available HERE ChinaSuitcase.pdf

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New Module: Ethics in Business

Patrick launches a new module ‘Ethics and Responsibility in Business’ on the Manchester MBA programme in January 2015. Combining Kantian ethics with game theory reasoning and analysis, using case studies and examples, the module offers a new and refreshing approach to business ethics, governance and anti-trust regulations. It builds and extends on the range of […]

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Lying is the Norm in a Noosphere: ‘Telling it slant’ and ‘white lies’ prevail.

In a paper presented at the Adam Smith Seminar Series, Ludwig Maximilian’s Universitat, LMU, in Munchen, January 2015 Patrick explored the meaning of lying and the meaning of truth. He concludes that the poet’s truth prevails; scientific truth is, on the contrary, fleeting, irrational, and dreamlike. A painter who cannot paint, is, as Socrates says, […]

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Obesity: Nudging Towards Health 2.0

Health 2.0 is 21st century health policy. It is about rational discriminating patients making decisions about their quality of life; it is about nudging people to participate in a wellness-and-lifestyle programme  (WLP) with timely and effective health care for better health and improved quality of life. Our client, Medfit Proactive Healthcare, is the first and […]

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A Nudge Too Far: Are You Ready for the Future?

Using audience participation games Patrick will be addressing business audiences in both Singapore (March 3rd) and Hong Kong (March 6th) on the theme of the digital self and data patterns. Building on a series of behavioural economics anecdotes and real examples from game theory he will present a critical review of game theory and behavioural […]

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