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Audio content from Stuart Astill on the ins and outs of improving Strategy and Evidence for organisations and individuals

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Audio content from Stuart Astill on the ins and outs of improving Strategy and Evidence for organisations and individuals

    Rethinking government VfM

    Rethinking government VfM

    Here you find me musing on the collapse in confidence around Value for Money (VfM) of Government’s spending: from covid test and trace, to school meals suppliers – not to mention Brexit-proof Ferry services! This is also a good place to announce my FREE “VfM Q&A seminars” taking place over the next month (starting January […]

    • 3 min
    The UK aid cuts: a VfM view

    The UK aid cuts: a VfM view

    In this podcast I take a Value for Money (VfM) flavoured look at the issue of the Government’s cut to the UK aid budget from 0.7% to 0.5% And also muse on how easy it is to spend money down the pub or in PC World, but how hard to spend it in a bookshop […]

    • 2 min
    Value Propositions for all

    Value Propositions for all

    Jack Hayball joins Stuart Astill on the strategyandevidence podcast online. They discuss value propositions, (predictably) evidence & strategy and, in a gentle diversion, what a consultant should and shouldn’t bring to the party. If you want to get further into the topic Jack’s selected reading list is: Articles: – Christensen, C.M,. Johnson, W,. & Kagermann, H. […]

    • 20 min
    Errors by design

    Errors by design

    The  coronavirus pandemic has brought questions around testing, and now with the tracing app, algorithm design to a strategic and political audience.In this podcast I look at the fact that ‘errors’ are part of everyday life in testing and apps; and that tests and algorithms are designed by someone to minimise certain errors in a trade-off with others. […]

    • 6 min
    Cost benefit analysis for the wise

    Cost benefit analysis for the wise

    In this episode, despite coping with an impressive cold, I discuss the purpose of cost benefit analysis, but also the difficulties. I get enthusiastic about birthday cake and learning from looking back.

    • 11 min
    Rational Ignorance

    Rational Ignorance

    Part 1 of a 2 or 3 part audiosnack series on Rational Ignorance and cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and how they fit together. In this podcast I explain what Rational ignorance is and why it is both incredibly useful as a concept but also a bit mind-bending. I also look at how it may be worth […]

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