Nuclear power and financial systems both have the capacity to blow up the world. Perhaps there are lessons from one for the other.
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13 November 2013, Financial Times
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.
24 July 2013, Financial Times
To be able to use power the UK needs to build power stations, but it is easier to posture, prevaricate and procrastinate than to take decisions.
26 June 2013, Financial Times
Globally, the Bank of England has been the main source of fresh and sceptical thinking on the future of the financial sector. While this has won it few friends in the City of London, such unpopularity is a mark of success not failure.
20 March 2013, Financial Times
Restriction of business on moral grounds is not always unsuccessful but measures have to be applied with great care.
09 January 2013, Financial Times
There are many similarities between this response to the press crisis of 2011 and the reactions to the financial crisis of 2008. In both cases the demand for better processes and new rules largely missed the point.
05 September 2012, Financial Times
Narratives of industry evolution often represent fairy tales constructed by corporate financiers, or ambitious chief executives. They relentlessly seek rationale, however spurious, for the next deal.
22 August 2012, Financial Times
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.
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.
09 May 2012, Financial Times
Plurality and diversity are generally sources of stability – in banking as in nature.
13 May 2009, Financial Times
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