A giant among pygmies

February 27, 2018

For the last few weeks I’ve been bemoaning the lack of a positive vision of wealth creation from our political …

Corbyn’s Coventry Speech – the good news and the bad news

February 27, 2018

The good news is that Labour has listened to the voice of business, and its employees. It has recognized that …

Carillion and its advisors: partners or observers in adversity?

February 19, 2018

Over 25 years ago I spent a fascinating week in Silicon Valley, invited by an English venture capitalist to go …

Speaking at India’s National Competitiveness Forum

February 15, 2018

In 2014 I was invited to be a speaker at India’s National Competitiveness Forum in New Delhi. It was an …

The Future of Capitalism and the Company of Tomorrow

February 14, 2018

Text of a talk given by me in Madrid on 13th January, 2017 to an audience of chairs, CEOs, NEDs,

Dig deeper

February 13, 2018

In spite of all the hullabaloo about Oxfam, let’s remember first that the appalling behaviour in Chad and in Haiti …

Nine Propositions that constitute an inclusive approach

February 9, 2018

This is a speech I gave at the Institute of Directors in London, 2007


Nine Propositions that constitute an

A Wildean view of M&S shareholder value

February 2, 2018

This letter appeared in The Financial Times on February 10th, 2001


When Oscar Wilde described a cynic as a …

Innovation and Digitalization in Company Law: Risks for Corporate Governance?

February 1, 2018

The 20th European Corporate Governance Conference took place in Malta on 4 May 2017 and I was the opening