Tag Archives: Investment Banking

Don’t Confuse Corporate Culture with Tradition

We are connected to the past, but are not defined by it. Many companies are proud of their heritage and company traditions.  HSBC is 150 years old this year and planning multiple celebrations focused on its long tradition of supporting economic growth … Continue reading

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Mr. Fixit . . .

I will admit I grew up a while ago and the evidence is that I remember a TV show in the 50’s and early 60’s called Mr. Fixit.  In just a 15 minute slot, Mr. Fixit would show how to … Continue reading

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Dinner at Cambridge University . . . and a shocking revelation

This past week we were invited to Cambridge University for dinner at the Trinity College dining hall (think of the dining hall in the Harry Potter movies and you have a good image) by a graduate student.  Our friend is … Continue reading

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Thrilling Summer Reading from John Childress

“Sentence first, verdict afterwards.”  Lewis Carroll If you are going on holiday this summer, or just staying around the comforts of home and looking for a thrilling summer read, check out my new novels on Amazon.Kindle (and other e-book retailers) … Continue reading

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Retail Banking is Dying . . .

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.  – Robert Frost A few days ago my wife and I went to our local high-street … Continue reading

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