The test of an organisational structure is not how it handles success but how it copes when things go wrong.
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19 March 2014, Financial Times
05 March 2014, Financial Times
The most important source of economic advance comes not from doing the same things better, but from achieving the same objective in a completely different way.
12 February 2014, Financial Times
Big data can help us understand the past and the present but it can help us understand the future only to the extent that the future is, in some relevant way, contained in the present.
29 January 2014, Financial Times
The dispersion of productivity among already rich countries has increased. Norway and Switzerland have surged ahead but laggards such as Italy – and indeed Britain – have struggled to keep up with the pack.
18 December 2013, Financial Times
To say comparisons of academic performance are always imperfect and open to revision is not to say they cannot be made at all.
27 November 2013, Financial Times
The Olympiad was a good party, which cost the British population about £200 per head.
13 November 2013, Financial Times
Nuclear power and financial systems both have the capacity to blow up the world. Perhaps there are lessons from one for the other.
06 November 2013, Financial Times
Ethics are about what to do when good behaviour and profitable business are not necessarily the same thing.
16 October 2013, Financial Times
Financial economics, for half a century a showpiece in economic departments, is today struggling to maintain credibility in the face of the financial instability of the past two decades.
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.
28 August 2007, Financial Times
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