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April 2007

30 April 2007

Built to shrink

Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and a number of other firms are currently fighting it out to buy Dutch banking group ABN Amro for around £45 billion.

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22 April 2007

A virtual world

Long-held precepts of Big and Small have been at the heart of conventional business wisdom since the industrial revolution.

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15 April 2007

Positive feedback loop?

A draft book introduction can now be downloaded here. (Many thanks to Naresh Ramchandani for the PDF cover idea, John Dutton for the photo, and Dan Norris for the design and layout).

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10 April 2007

What's the big idea?

Businesses should have a defining core idea, a purpose, an ideology, a raison d’être. There’s a lot of evidence to show that the ones that do out-perform the ones that don’t.

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03 April 2007

Chaos theory

Harvard evolutionary psychologist Professor Stephen Pinker has carried out a historical body count through the millennia to prove we live in a progressively less violent and safer world. If you thought that barbarism, cruelty and horror were alive and well, in his essay “A History of Violence” Pinker argues the opposite: “something in modernity and its cultural institutions has made us nobler."

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