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A Weekend with Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.  ~ Andrew Carnegie This past weekend my family and I spent a glorious few days as the guests of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, nestled on the shores of the … Continue reading

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Adam Smith and Corporate Culture

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish philosopher and a pioneer thinker in the area … Continue reading

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Who “Owns” Corporate Culture?

If everyone is accountable, then no one is accountable. When organisations and companies first evolved, it was the founder who tended to be responsible for just about everything, from visiting the factory floor and telling people what to do, visiting … Continue reading

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Risk and the World of the CEO . . .

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.  ~ Warren Buffet I was having lunch the other day at one of my favourite business restaurants in London with a colleague. At one point the conversation turned to the “world of … Continue reading

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If I Had Known It Would Be This Hard . . .

Over the years I have spoken to many entrepreneurs and most say the same thing: “If I had known it was going to be this hard, I never would have started my business!”  Yet, hard or not, frustrations or not, … Continue reading

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Why Banks Should Focus on Culture, Now More Than Ever

Over the past several months government agencies and business leaders have begun an intense and very public debate about how to prevent another financial meltdown, and another bailout, now that the global economy seems to be headed for recovery.  The big … Continue reading

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