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Articles for November 2006

Innovation's back, but does that change anything?

INNOVATION GOT a bad name in the dotcom years, being more about finding new ways of parting unwary investors from their money than customers.
'Ello, 'ello, 'ello - can I have that in triplicate?

In a new account of life on the beat, the main hazards are not violent offenders and organised crime but police management and bureaucracy.
It's not just academic - now Oxford must act

GIVEN THE pervasive stereotypes it has bred about itself - dreaming spires, lost causes, undergraduates out of Evelyn Waugh and dons out of Anthony Powell - it's easy to cast current arguments about the management of Oxford University in similar terms: ac
Rule one: think the worst and it will happen

Expectation is management's secret weapon. It is the self-fulfilling prophecy - a grander name for the power of expectation - that turns it into an instrument of mass destruction or the reverse, a powerful amplifier of trust and co-operation.