Harriet Green: sunshine after the rain at Thomas Cook

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The past few years have been no holiday for Thomas Cook, the UK-based travel company. Challenges have ranged from excessive debts to unrest in the Middle East (where the company has significant interest in Egyptian/Lebanese package holidays). Eighteen months ago, shares were trading at just 21p … Read More

Do DSK and Arnie suffer from Batman Syndrome?

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FITZROVIA — Batman Syndrome* is when you have achieved all sorts of fame and fortune, and regular life holds no challenges, so you start to do anti-social, dangerous things. In the case of Bruce Wayne it’s putting you knickers outside you tights and fighting crime. In the … Read More

The real inflation: The cost of a human life

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MY KITCHEN, VERY EARLY — Out of the corner of my eye I spotted an article this week: The Environmental Protection Agency set the value of a life at $9.1 million last year … [recently] the agency [had] used numbers as low as $6.8 million. So … Read More

Women in the Boardroom: Stop talking and just do it!

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MY KITCHEN — Nothing like a Saturday morning read of the papers to generate a good old rant. This morning I am caught by the Independent’s cover story on women in senior business roles in the UK.  Have a read if you want numbers and even … Read More

Carl Jung, leadership and communications

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TCR — My mother’s maiden name was Young. And her sister’s called Carol. So, I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but I feel quite proprietary about Carl Jung. Jung and Freud are also set to be the subject of a saucy film about their … Read More

Good business, bad business: John Terry and sex at work

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  PICCADILLY LINE — Sometimes you have to wonder if they say these things just to wind up the Brits. UEFA and FIFA officials that is. Sepp Blatter, the president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has commented on the England football captain John … Read More

Men with prams: Changing society affects everything

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  EARLSFIELD — There’s a Caffe Nero on the high street here where I take refuge on Saturday morning while waiting for kids’ activities to finish. This morning I have counted 15 dads and babies. Other days I have seen more. There’s no special club or … Read More

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