How to make sense of the desire to ‘Take Back Control’

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December 18, 2018

I’m now reading Paul Colliers outstanding book ‘The Future of Capitalism’ (Of which more anon). Tomorrow’s Company would recognise his …

The changes that could make a better Britain and save the NHS

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December 17, 2018

The UK government plans to spend an extra £20bn on the NHS but how? If it’s just more spending on …

Making large private companies accountable

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December 12, 2018

I’m on my way to the launch of the Wates Principles on the governance of private companies.

 

This process …

O2 outage – our digital dependence is becoming risky

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December 7, 2018

In the last few weeks I have taken part in several discussions about the way big data, robotics and AI …

Compare Paul Polman with Jack Welch

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December 3, 2018

The coverage of Paul Polman’s forthcoming departure as CEO of Unilever tells us a lot about the City. The Lex …

Entering a parallel universe – the German view of companies

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November 23, 2018
I’m in Düsseldorf to talk about the impact of technology and changing work patterns on the route of the board.…

How will CFA Institute respond to Goldman Sachs 1MDB scandal?

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November 22, 2018

I have never found Goldman Sachs an attractive organisation. It always seemed to me the ultimate expression of money traders …

We need a stronger spirit of stewardship

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November 20, 2018

I am in Madrid to speak at the ICA (Spain’s Institute of Directors) international conference.

 

As the only native …

Breaking up the FANG should not be hard to do

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November 19, 2018
A few months ago I argued in a blog that the FANGS are too dominant and regulators should break them …

Speaking at the Global Symposium

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November 13, 2018

Tomorrow I am speaking at this year’s Global Symposium to be held by the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence. The …