Innovation is the key to economic success

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LONDON — Last week I went to the Quebec Annual Lecture in London. A contemporary of mine from Montreal was speaking: Pierre Beaudoin, CEO of Bombardier. He talked about aeroplanes and trains, and the UK and Canada. But you could tell what he really wanted to talk about was innovation. … Read More

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

Pope Francis: The opportunities of a new CEO

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LONDON — This past 10 days we saw the investiture of both a new Pope and a new Archbishop of Canterbury (the heads of the Catholic and Anglican Christian churches).  That doesn’t happen very often. In both instances they run traditional institutions facing substantial challenges and changes. … Read More

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