Raising money

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CHELSEA — Where has all the money gone?  That’s a question I discussed with senior change leaders at two great international businesses this week. When they bemoaned their business’ inability to spend, or it’s continued focus on cutting core costs, I pointed out the money their … Read More

Change management and Britain’s big banks

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CHELSEA — The problem with change is that you cannot always foresee what might happen next.  So you create an anticipated direction of travel and risks, issues, dependencies etc. along the way. That’s how it’s done.  In a nutshell. The problem with Britain’s big banks though … Read More

Internal Comms in South East Asia

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  ANOTHER TAXI IN KL — I am on my way to the airport. The circus is leaving town. In another 24 hours of lounges and airplanes I will be home. It’s been a hugely rewarding experience. I have spent the last two days locked in … Read More

A BRIC through your window?

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TCR — Something quite amazing happened yesterday. Did you see it? No, it wasn’t the Blur concert. Or the Beckham’s nanny, or Tiger talking about Lefty’s wife. Yesterday the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China met. They were in Yekaterinburg, of course. And their statement … Read More

Making the banks more successful in a rotten economy

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TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD — They’re all in a mess today. Citigroup was once my poster-child for what a global business could be. Now they’re borrowing more than the GDP of Oman. Standard Chartered has long been a favourite because they bank neatly in places that need … Read More

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