Tag: rules

Resisting sleaze

Battle to kill sleaze heats up

Efforts to kill sleaze grew in 2013. Even China bashed big pharma over bribes for doctors. World regimes made fresh laws and vows to end kickbacks. “Corruption is enemy number one,” claimed a recent FT feature.[1] China is home of foul play in so many parts of public life. Now […]

Excuse me, are you a crook?

It’s a word we’re used to seeing almost daily now—mi-selling. This week it was MPs lambasting high street banks and the financial regulator for failing to settle thousands of claims from small businesses. The victims had been “mis-sold” interest rate swops. When it comes to unethical business behaviour it’s time […]

Putting your reputation on the line

REPUTATIONS [1] “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it,” warned Warren Buffet, renowned for his long-term investment perspectives. “If you think about it for a moment,” he continued, “most people would do things differently.” His remark seems ever more apposite in the wake […]