Dr John Ashcroft is an expert in economics, business strategy and financial markets. He is author of the Saturday Economist, Dimensions of Strategy and Monday Morning Markets. Educated at the London School of Economics, London Business School and with a PhD in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University, John is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a companion of the British Institute of Management and a member of the Society of Professional Economists. John has been involved in business for over forty years with extensive executive and non executive director experience of SME and large businesses in the UK and internationally. He has worked in family owned, institutionally owned, private and public companies.