Tag Archives: Wall Street

A Modern Twist on an Old Chinese Proverb

There’s no denying the wisdom of Confucius, and this quote especially resonates with me. Perhaps more than anything because my parents were both teachers and stressed the importance of education for all children.  And I don’t just mean schooling and … Continue reading

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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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Leadership Focus and Business Performance

“You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” ~Jim Rohn I have sat in on far more senior executive meetings than I would care to mention where the majority of time and … Continue reading

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Read The Economist review of my new book, LEVERAGE: The CEO’s Guide to Corporate Culture

I spent the last 10 months at a small desk on the third floor of our house in London, sitting in front of a computer screen.  I was committed (and probably should have been committed) to writing a book about … Continue reading

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A Fable of Hermes . . . and a modern day moral for Wall Street

(I have recently finished my third thriller novel, Business As Usual, which should be published within the week.  In doing research on the global drug trade, Wall Street insider trading and the pharmaceutical industry, I came across a fable of … Continue reading

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Another Paradox of Leadership . . .

 How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.  -Niels Bohr  I have to admit, I lead a pretty schizophrenic life, but I like it.  Last week I was flyfishing for Striped … Continue reading

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Don’t Complain…Find a Solution

“The cocktail party is easily the worst invention since castor oil”  ~Elsa Maxwell Every time I am at a dinner party or talking with a group of people the conversation quickly gets around to the same big issues.  The two that come … Continue reading

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