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How do we stop organisations doing stupid things?

Why do organisations do stupid things? I asked myself this question in December when I read that NatWest Bank had...

Has Private Equity lost its way?

A recent Panorama programme described the failings of care homes under private equity (PE) ownership. BBC Social Affairs Editor Alison Holt BBC...

Listening is okay. Acting on what you have heard is harder

‘I would not only invite those at the top to spend their money as a resident .  I would invite...

Guilty – of reshaping someone’s mind?

Remember Midas? Professor Stuart Russell did In his first BBC Reith Lecture about Artificial Intelligence last week. Midas had asked the gods...

More foxes please

A few weeks ago, after reading ‘English Pastoral’ by James Rebanks, I commented that   Today the language of organisations, and of...

Where’s the pulse?

How our understanding of corporate governance is holding us back Corporate governance has for a long time felt remote from...

Governance – my gut instinct

It started on a high altitude skiing expedition. Scientist and doctor Tim Spector found that he was rapidly losing his...

Make the journey your own

I made a bad decision last week, whilst walking in the Lake District. It was one of those experiences that...

Our better nature

This week I am off to Cumbria for some autumnal fell-walking in the Western Lakes. This will take me back...

On behalf of which people?

‘I don’t think the passengers will notice any difference’ said Transport Minister Grant Shapps as he announced that South Eastern...