Latest Podcast – with special guest David Buik

A great pleasure to welcome on David Buik, the renowned City commentator

In this episode we discuss:

+ Biden’s trip to Asia

+ Japanese energy security

+ India’s geopolitics

+ Leftists forming an anti-Macron alliance

+ Battle for Ohio blue-collar voters in November

+ Expanding NATO to Hawaii

+ Asking if the sanctions against Russia are working

+ What they are reading and watching

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New Blog Out Now – Hi-vis jacket solutions

On this episode of Brigadoon Radio, Gerald Ashley, Nate Green, and Marc Ross discuss the French presidential election, nationalism vs. globalism, the Republican primary for US Senate in Ohio, JD Vance, John Fetterman, Boris Johnson, high-vis jackets, the future of downtown office buildings, vertical farms, the Santa Fe Institute, and what they are reading and watching.

Recording of my Online Talk Three Provocations

In April 2021 I did an online talk for the strategy & risk group “Fat Tony’s”

I offered up three “provocations” namely

The False God of Certainty

The Dangers of an “Over Connected” World

Efficiency is the Enemy of Innovation

To listen to my talk and a few diagrams please go to

Two Speed World – Physics and Business

In 2010 Terry Lloyd and I wrote a book called Two Speed World in which we set out to examine the two modes of change….incremental and disruptive, in the world of business and finance

A recent article here looks at the issues from a physics standpoint.

In particular I was struck by this opening paragraph in the article (which is well worth reading)

“In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, the philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn observed that scientists spend long periods taking small steps. They pose and solve puzzles while collectively interpreting all data within a fixed worldview or theoretical framework, which Kuhn called a paradigm. Sooner or later, though, facts crop up that clash with the reigning paradigm. Crisis ensues. The scientists wring their hands, reexamine their assumptions and eventually make a revolutionary shift to a new paradigm, a radically different and truer understanding of nature. Then incremental progress resumes.”

Book Recommendations From the Podcast

At the end of each episode of the Ross & Ashley podcast we offer book recommendations

Here is a summary after our first three episodes

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths

Why Most Things Fail by Paul Omrerod

Raven Rock The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself – While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett Graff

Driving the Silk Road: Halfway Across the World in a Bentley S1 by Doug McWilliams

Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World by Giles Milton

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics by Tim Marshall

Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton

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