Boeing – a case study in failed stewardship

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November 4, 2019

I shuddered reading the report last week of the Boeing CEOs testimony to
Congress. I heard the old, old story. …

Uber IPO trivia and serious lessons from Volkswagen

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May 15, 2019

In Monday’s Financial Times (13th May) there are two stories which, taken together, demonstrate the current failure of our capital …

Larry Fink’s 2020 letter to investors gives us more questions than answers

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January 22, 2019

Have you read Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter to CEOs? It’s encouraging. And yet…

 

I have a challenge for …

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 …

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 …

Short termism: is the message getting through?

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November 8, 2018

‘The active (fund) management industry does not add value after fees’ says Stuart Dunbar of Baillie Gifford according to The

Labour’s Employee Ownership Plan: not so inclusive after all

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September 24, 2018
Two weeks ago I praised John McDonnell for plans to spread share ownership. Now more details have emerged and I’ve …

Rugby is the next sport threatening to sell its birthright

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September 6, 2018

I can’t believe that Premiership Rugby is seriously considering an offer from CVC, a Private Equity firm (CVC Capital

Tesla and listed company status

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August 9, 2018

Earlier this week I was asking why the number of listed companies is in decline, and suggesting we need new …

If the listed company is yesterday’s company, what is tomorrow‘s?

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August 8, 2018

According to the Economist, in the USA there is a growing trend for listed companies to be taken private. If …