Things we read in September 2017

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Following our August round-up, here is our list of the 7 must-read stories that caught our eye this month.

#1 Why every office should scrap its clean desk policy

A regular reminder that there is so much we don’t know about human behaviour.

#2 The no-longer-managing. For the first time since the crisis, more Britons are going bust

In Britain last year the insolvency rate rose for the first time since 2009

# 3 Is EU talent being chased away from the UK by Brexit?

"LinkedIn data supports the view that Brexit has reduced the attractiveness of the UK for recent high-skilled graduates from the EU."

More here.

#4 The business case against overtime

“Some companies even have more revenue after cutting down their overtime hours by 30%.”

More here.

#5 Confused about cryptocurrencies - this may, or may not, help

The title says it all. More here.

#6 Will Brexit ever make sense?

The problems with transition.

#7 The rise of robots in the German labour market

The experience of Germany shows man vs. machine is not really a battle at all.

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