In a comment from kvd on The Greek crisis - a high stakes game marked by blindness, inexperience and rigidity, kvd provided a link to this Bloomberg piece. In commentary in the video embedded in the piece, there is a reference to games theory. I had actually forgotten that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was an expert in this area. Now I am wondering how this relates to the strategy being followed by the current Greek Government.
A piece in the Canberra Times by Noel Towell ('War for people' looms in the public service) looks at the aging of the Commonwealth Public Service. I have commented previously on the same pattern in the NSW Public Service. In another Canberra Times piece, Tony Featherstone asks Has outsourcing gone too far? Some of his examples struck a real personal chord.