Ethics are about what to do when good behaviour and profitable business are not necessarily the same thing.
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06 November 2013, Financial Times
30 October 2013, Financial Times
British technological failures have been compounded by a political phenomenon I have come to think of as “great leap forward syndrome”. The idea is that the best way to compensate for stumbles and missteps is to move, at one bound, ahead of the field.
04 September 2013, Financial Times
Modern life involves complex and multidimensional products. It is perhaps inevitable that price structures appear similarly complex and multidimensional.
21 August 2013, Financial Times
Humans have always found it hard to cope with the idea that every individual has a lifespan even as life itself goes on. The idea of a natural life cycle for a business, or industrial centre, is even more difficult to accept.
12 June 2013, Financial Times
Most people have little time or energy to devote to politics, which enables small groups with a strong commercial, personal or ideological motivation to exert disproportionate influence.
29 May 2013, Financial Times
Why do we devote more resources to training carrier pigeons and building fibreoptic links than to understanding military and business strategy?
24 October 2012, Financial Times
Some complexity is unavoidable, but much of the complexity consumers experience is not.
29 December 2010, Financial Times
What is important in billiards is the result, not the play: and what matters in business and finance is the outcome, not the process. In business and finance, as in billiards, the imperfections are critical and you can anticipate the result, or understand the outcome, only by appreciating these imperfections.
02 December 2009, Financial Times
The most effective control is other parties’ diligence in assessing the businesses with which they deal.
18 November 2009, Financial Times
If you aim to create a dynamic, successful business, a state-owned utility is not the place to start.
22 October 2008, Financial Times
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