Martin Shkreli, has been called the most hated man in America. CEO of a tiny company Turing Pharmaceuticals, he had bought the lifesaving prescription drug Daraprim from its owner Impax Laboratories. He promptly hiked the price 5,455% from $13.50 a pill to $750. He has since resigned from his job […]
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Let’s talk about noodles! Food giant Nestle in India, is currently battling to preserve its instant noodles brand Maggi. This is a long-standing favourite of millions of consumers. Surprising evidence the noodles contained unsafe levels of lead and traces of monosodium glutamate (MSG) has proved a direct challenge to the […]
Leaders sometimes speak up. Ethical business leaders most definitely speak up, though not enough do. A sure way to fail as a leader in today’s demanding corporate environment is to keep quiet when you should be doing the opposite. Speak up about what though? How far should progressive business leaders […]
The millennials are starting to run our major corporations. You can quibble about the precise dates, but they’re people born between the 1980s and the year 2000. Already many have reached the C Suite or are knocking on the door. The earliest part of the cohort is over 30 […]
Shock, horror! Soon Barclays will soon have one of its most senior bankers devoting—wait for it—half his time to managing talent. The chairman of the bank’s global finance and risk solutions will be acquiring this new role in March.  You might understandably be surprised or perhaps cynical at this […]
Dear Mr Santa Claus. We’re most grateful for your permission to conduct this path-breaking social science enquiry into your current operations and the Santa Franchise. You wanted our results before Christmas, we’re delighted to summarise our main conclusions here. Our two-volume, spiral-bound report will be left by the chimney in the […]
In August 2014 London Mayor Boris Johnson called for ‘guilty until proven innocent’ to become the law for suspected terrorists. He argued for a reverse of the normal presumption of innocence for those who travel to Iraq and Syria. Let’s not stop at terrorists though. Why not bankers? New laws […]