Tag Archives: Bank of England

The Blind Leading the Blind: Conduct Risk in Financial Services

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller My first historical novel (Almost Perfect) I wrote while living in a stone Chateau in the South of France in the middle of Cathar Country. … Continue reading

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An “Unspeakable” Driver of Banking Culture

In the Harry Potter books and movies, there is a character so evil, so foul, so corrupting that ordinary people refused to say his name.  Instead they referred to him as “he who must not be named”!  Of course that was … Continue reading

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Just Another Recession?

Hope is not a strategy.  ~Michael Bloomberg One of the hardest hit industries over the past several years of this current economic crisis is defence spending.  While nations need to protect themselves from groups who wish them harm, the level … Continue reading

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Which is harder, a financial turnaround or a moral turnaround?

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the biggest challenges facing … Continue reading

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Something’s “fishy” in big banks . . .

Everyone has heard the old saying: “A fish rots from the head first!”  In the business world we have a similar expression: “Organisations are shadows of their leaders; that’s the good news and the bad news!  If there is integrity … Continue reading

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Governance and . . . governance

(I wrote this blog back in late 2011 but with all the issues swirling around about the EU, the continuing problems in banking, and the poor effectiveness of our global climate change commitments, I thought it timely to repost.  John … Continue reading

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