Restriction of business on moral grounds is not always unsuccessful but measures have to be applied with great care.
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20 March 2013, Financial Times
13 March 2013, Financial Times
For a time, the coalition government seemed willing to let figures tell their own story rather than one written by their political advisers; but that time seems to have passed.
24 October 2012, Financial Times
Some complexity is unavoidable, but much of the complexity consumers experience is not.
17 October 2012, Financial Times
Commercial decisions often reflect policy-based evidence, not evidence-based policy. Doing the deal is what matters; justification comes afterwards.
18 July 2012
John will be launching the final report of his review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making on the 23rd July, at the RSA. He will be joined by his advisory board, which includes, Sir John Rose, former CEO of Rolls-Royce, James Anderson of Baillie Gifford and Chris Hitchen, CEO of the Railway Pensions [...]
04 January 2012, Financial Times
Good strategy begins with diagnosis. And diagnosis is analysis, not a description of symptoms. You don’t go to your doctor to be told you have a sore throat.
27 July 2011, Financial Times
In the dollar bill auction, one party eventually scores a pyrrhic victory and takes possession of the dollar bill. Both parties lose, but the smaller loser is the person who sticks out longest. That is not usually the rational player.
09 February 2011, Financial Times
When an industry model is broken, the best business strategy may be to manage its decline.
23 June 2010, Financial Times
Today’s managers are victims of the tyranny of the quarterly earnings report. And that is why yesterday’s cost-savings are so often today’s corporate crisis.
26 May 2010, Financial Times
Most people dislike confrontation, and, given time, an aggressive minority will find itself alienated. Meet the reasonable demands, and appear to treat the unreasonable ones with seriousness; always engage in discussion, however futile.
08 February 2005, Financial Times
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