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Articles for March 2005

Sugar and spite vs Jamie's sauce: Oliver can teach us more about business than The Apprentice

Anyone watching Jamie's School Dinners or Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice these past few weeks has been taking part in a masterclass in contrasting business attitudes and management styles.
Non-executive misdirection: Slavish adherence to the new rules of corporate governance is doing more harm than good

Conformance to the letter of the law now takes precedence over all other considerations - with the very real danger that corporate governance 'improvements' are starting to have the opposite effect to the one intended.
Don't go giving them money: Businesss is the key to beating global poverty, but we're talking so much more than handouts

The challenge for companies is to stop playing at CSR (their own agenda) and focus their efforts on meeting the wants of their most demanding customers - the world's poor.
Time for a commercial break: Markets are all very well, but using them internally or in the public sector can be dangerous

Public service and business are different,insists Lord Browne. To take business techniques into the public sector lock, stock and barrel can be damaging and dangerous.