Fink again

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January 24, 2022

Here is a question to ask your colleagues or, if you are a teacher of business, your students. Try dating …

How do we stop organisations doing stupid things?

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January 17, 2022

Why do organisations do stupid things?

I asked myself this question in December when I read that NatWest Bank had …

Has Private Equity lost its way?

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January 10, 2022

A recent Panorama programme described the failings of care homes under private equity (PE) ownership. BBC Social Affairs Editor Alison …

Listening is okay. Acting on what you have heard is harder

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December 13, 2021

‘I would not only invite those at the top to spend their money as a resident .  I would invite

Guilty – of reshaping someone’s mind?

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December 6, 2021

Remember Midas? Professor Stuart Russell did In his first BBC Reith Lecture about Artificial Intelligence last week. Midas had asked …

More foxes please

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November 15, 2021

A few weeks ago, after reading ‘English Pastoral’ by James Rebanks, I commented that  

Today the language of organisations, and

Where’s the pulse?

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November 1, 2021

How our understanding of corporate governance is holding us back

Corporate governance has for a long time felt remote from …

Governance – my gut instinct

October 25, 2021

It started on a high altitude skiing expedition. Scientist and doctor Tim Spector found that he was rapidly losing his …

Make the journey your own

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October 18, 2021

I made a bad decision last week, whilst walking in the Lake District. It was one of those experiences that …

Our better nature

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October 12, 2021

This week I am off to Cumbria for some autumnal fell-walking in the Western Lakes. This will take me back …