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
15 May 2013, Financial Times
One of the paradoxes of modern business is that firms have never had so little need of capital or so much involvement with capital markets.
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.
11 January 2012, Financial Times
Modern titans derive their authority and influence from their position in a hierarchy, not their ownership of capital.
23 February 2011, Financial Times
A small fraction of the ingenuity devoted to the construction of complex financial instruments that no one should want could advantageously be applied to the construction of less complex instruments that meet the needs of the Big Society.
17 March 2010, Financial Times
The substitution of transaction-oriented dealings for relationship contracting added to profitability in the short run; but in the long run it eroded relationships that had been the underlying source of much of that profitability.
18 November 2009, Financial Times
If you aim to create a dynamic, successful business, a state-owned utility is not the place to start.
12 August 2009, Financial Times
The benefit of road improvements is principally the reduced time and strain on private motorists, not the economic advantages to road transport operators: that lesson should influence the way we plan our road networks. Fast roads for light traffic are much cheaper to build than superhighways.
04 March 2009, Financial Times
No one wants bank managers to be replaced by civil servants. But there are a lot of perfectly competent bank managers out there, even if there are a lot of incompetent bank executives.
07 January 2009, Financial Times
I do not think children should be taught that greed is the most powerful human motivation. The people who are most successful in business in the long run are people who are passionate about business, not money.
23 December 1998, Financial Times
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