The argument that we need the best and latest is powerful in political decision making, even among people who would never behave that way in their everyday lives.
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22 August 2012, Financial Times
27 July 2012, Financial Times
As the financial sector has become global, deregulated and regulated over the last 30 years, transactions and trading have increasingly replaced trust relationships.
25 July 2012, Financial Times
Since the ox was no longer being weighed, the key to success lay not in correctly assessing its weight, but rather in correctly assessing what other people would guess. Or what others would guess others would guess. And so on.
11 July 2012, Financial Times
We are not interested in whether companies make good or bad cost-benefit calculations. We are interested in what these calculations tell us about their values.
27 June 2012
If business is endlessly frustrating and politics endlessly rewarding, the career choice for able and enterprising people is obvious.
09 May 2012, Financial Times
Plurality and diversity are generally sources of stability – in banking as in nature.
04 April 2012, Financial Times
The British retailer John Lewis, owned by an employee trust and long a favourite of metropolitan women, has now become a favourite of their politician husbands.
01 March 2012
The interim report of the Kay review into the effect of UK equity markets on the competitiveness of UK business, was released yesterday. It summarises public responses to the call for evidence, and draws out the issues that will be considered in the second phase of the review. Read it here.
29 February 2012, Financial Times
In conditions of ignorance, people seize on any information available, even if their reason should tell them that it is irrelevant. Just watch the occupants of the airport lounge fiddling with their BlackBerrys.
07 February 2012
John was interviewed recently by Global Brief, an international affairs magazine that covers politics, business and culture. They discussed competitive advantage, the wealth of firms and the future of global business. To read it, click here.
10 March 2010, Financial Times
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