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Are there Good Samaritans on Wall Street if you can be taken for 9 Billion
When JP Morgan lost 9 billion dollars on a derivatives trade, many people saw it as the market functioning properly. What made the story interesting is the scale of the losses, 9 billion dollars at last estimate. Yet, the story … Continue reading
Posted in culture, management Tagged Business, derivatives, economy, Hedge fund, Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan, JPMorgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, occupy-wall-street, Wall Street 2 Comments
The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
Bob Diamond is a shrewd, powerful, deal maker who does not understand bureaucratic politics. On Wall Street, or in the City, your word is your bond. If you cannot keep your word, you cannot do business. Lehman Brothers collapsed in … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, leadership, management Tagged Bank, Barclays, Bob Diamond, Business, current-events, economy, Lehman Brothers, London Interbank Offered Rate, politics, Treasury, Washington DC, White House Comments Off on The Bureaucrat and the Banker: Bob Diamond’s downfall
Leadership is not a conversation
Despite the claims of Groysberg and Slind at Harvard Business Review, leadership is not a conversation because staff do not listen. The staff do not listen because what is being presented as a “conversation” or a “dialogue” is instead a … Continue reading
Thoughts on Managing America’s renewal: educating ourselves to live within our means.
The financial crisis has shown that the economic growth over the past 20 years in the United States has been based largely, but not exclusively, on personal and corporate debt. The debt dependency has weakened the fundamental financial systems within the … Continue reading
Posted in culture, innovation, leadership, management, path dependency, renewal Tagged Americans, Average Joe, Business, Credit, Federal Reserve System, Financial Services, Goldman Sachs, occupy-wall-street, politics, UBS, United States, Wall Street Comments Off on Thoughts on Managing America’s renewal: educating ourselves to live within our means.
Are online adverts being pushed so that we choose pay walls to avoid them?
In the age of the internet and kindle, this sounds like a strange claim. Yet, I think the use of advertisements, links, pop-ups and other attention grabbing devices has reached the point where we are being conditioned to accept pay … Continue reading
Posted in customer service, information management, knowledge worker, management Tagged Advertising, Business, Facebook, Forbes, forbes magazine, Marc Rotenberg, Mark Zuckerberg, marketing, Media, pop ups, technology, Vanity Fair, Web page Comments Off on Are online adverts being pushed so that we choose pay walls to avoid them?
Why change Management is hard: sometimes you have to make the bricks
When people talk about change management, they often focus on large issues, like strategy, vision, and culture. All of these are important to setting the goals for the change management programme. Yet, what is often overlooked is the mechanics of … Continue reading
Posted in change, change managment, creative destruction, culture, management, path dependency Tagged brick wall, Business, change management, frontline workers, leadership, management, Masonry and Stone, Organizational Change, Wallpaper Comments Off on Why change Management is hard: sometimes you have to make the bricks
Good Corporate Citizen or Good Person: check your ethics at the door?
With the recent financial crisis hitting the world, there have been a several attempts to understand what went wrong with the system. A financial and economic system that delivered staggeringly good results and provided economic benefits to billions of people … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, management Tagged Business, Consulting, corporate citizens, Corporate citizenship, Ethics, leadership, Lehman Brothers, management, Philosophy, politics, Research, unethical behaviour 1 Comment
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