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July 4
The most infamous management consultant of all time will most likely forever remain Edward Snowden, who leaked probably the largest volume of US secrets ever whilst working at the National Security Ag...
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August 23
There is a new and growing genre in bookshops that conceptually sits somewhere between Politics, History and Economics. It should properly be called Polemics, but the purveyors of the written word wil...
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August 17
We arrived by taxi at the track for the Saturday qualifying session and we were late. We had been held up by some poor planning, by breakfast at the hotel, and by the line of traffic that had begun at...
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November 18
As graduates join the workforce of large corporations, chances are they’ll find themselves at social events with colleagues and seniors. Sailing through without ruining your reputation requires a care...
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October 31
Nelson Mandela vowed to liberate all South Africans from the continuing bondage of poverty and deprivation. Twenty-two years later, South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world.
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October 27
We’ve all heard the old adage “the customer is always right”. Anyone who has worked in client services will tell you it’s true – and nobody says “no” to the customer, right? Not so fast…
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October 5
Entering the job market with a university degree and no knowledge of hard skills is like being a superhero without special powers. By hard skills I mean the ability to use a range of computer programm...
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September 27
If one were to conjure up a perennial image of apartheid South Africa, it would have to be one of the grainy photographs taken in Soweto on 16 June 1976.
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September 14
For the past sixty-one years Fortune magazine has published a list of the largest 500 firms in the world. An idiosyncrasy of the list is that it is published in order by revenue rather than by profit ...
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September 8
A few years ago, we were asked to assist a bank with their methodology for credit risk models. It was a relatively usual request – with one glaring difference.
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August 30
There’s no arguing that the opportunity to wear more comfortable clothing and express some small sense of personal style boosts team morale – improving productivity and mitigating some of the disillus...
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August 12
In an online chat group that tracks the banking sector, in a conversation over the poor performance of European banks in the recent stress tests, I was stunned to come across a comment from a contribu...
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August 8
It will more than likely only be in the fullness of time that we will know whether the medicine administered to the broken global financial system following its 2008 implosion has worked.
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August 2
Bank executives observing the recent electoral party conventions in the US must have become increasingly concerned. In the run-up to the most divisive elections in living memory – with both Democrat a...
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July 29
When voters in northern England chose on the 23rd of June to leave the European Union, they could not possibly have understood the negative consequences for UK banking. Nor, to a large degree, did the...
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July 28
When Sebastian Coe, a multiple Olympic medalist in the 1500 metres discipline, and currently president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, announced on the 17th of June that the...
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July 25
In essence, tax can be simplified into two categories: those that occur before one’s death and those that occur after. Of the two, it is surely the estate duty that is levied after one’s death that is...
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July 15
The annual season of banking stress tests is upon us, and already there are victims. The US Federal Reserve has tested 33 institutions, publishing the results in late June 2016 and three were found wa...
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July 13
When it was confirmed by Chinese authorities in the 3rd quarter of 2015 that growth had dipped below 7 percent, the equity markets reacted sharply and negatively. Economists explained that China is a ...
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July 11
At the very moment that David Cameron met with the 27 remaining leaders of the European Union on the fourth floor of the European Parliament in Brussels, Nigel Farage, a key proponent of the Brexit ca...
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June 20
In his will Alfred Nobel made provision for exactly five prizes to be awarded annually. These would recognise an outstanding contribution in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, l...
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March 6
It was somewhere over the North Sea, at 30 000 feet of altitude, flying through the thick oppressive blanket of North European winter, that the question first occurred to me. I had just spent six days...
 
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