Today, Wednesday 20 June, a conference of the public sector union Unison voted by a majority of around three to one to support a boycott of Israel. Click here for a report from the debate. The following open letter makes the case against this and all such boycotts.
It is directed at motion 54: in fact motion 53 was debated, but the political essence was no different.
Conference Resolution 54: An Open Letter to a member of Unison
For anyone confused by the familairity between some of the people recently posting - it is because it involves some former members. Some of these have moved along way from our politics, while others still support our general ideas. For example Duncan now describes himself thus
I lead, and co-own, the only global consultancy company specialised in serving industry analyst relations managers. We are the only firm focussed on providing measurement, evaluation and training to help develop AR strategies. Our consultants across Europe, the USA and Asia/Pacific help vendors to better win more sales recommendations from analysts at firms like Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Ovum and Yankee.
I have consulted on analyst relations to over 100 companies, including BT, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and Unisys. I created a 'club' of senior analyst relations managers at 30 global firms and developed it into what is now the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations.
One of my key goals is to innovate uses of business theories in the analyst relations field: I pioneered uses of non-linear modeling, balanced scorecards and brand equity measures. Many of these ideas come by linking with leading business thinkers and business schools. In addition to my MBA (LBS/Tuck) I have studied at Theseus (EDHEC), HHL (Leipzig), and at UCLA's Anderson school. I have led research projects with colleagues at INSEAD and Theseus.
Could someone explain what that means.