Mal Fletcher

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The Doctors' Strike and the Great Trust Deficit

The Doctors' Strike and the Great Trust Deficit With its threat to carry forward the junior doctors’ strike indefinitely, the British Medical Association is in danger of scoring an own goal. By pursuing ever more aggressive strike action, it may inadvertently add the medical establishment to a register it doesn’t want to join. Since 2007, a growing number of Britain’s foundational institutions have joined something I like to call the Trust Deficit Register. In the last few years, the public’s relationship with society’s foundational institutions has arguably taken a turn for the worse. It began with attitudes toward the world of business – and particularly banking – at the outset of the near global recession. The political classes were soon similarly affected, in the wake of the MPs expens... click here to read the full editorial
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3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016

3 Big Techs You Need To Know In 2016 If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players. One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay. In short, this was because few people felt any emotional connection with these devices and saw no unique value-add with the technology itself. We’re still too emotionally invested in our smartphones and their constantly evolving world of apps. There were not enough things AR wearables could do that a smartphone could not. Much the same could be said for weara... click here to read the full editorial
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