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Articles for April 2006

From the ashes of failure grow the roses of success

WHAT SHOULD we think of failure? Personally, disappointment in the case of fired chief executives walking off with golden goodbyes, possibly rage or in the face of such unequivocal evidence of life's manifest unfairness, perhaps more rational would be to
How Labour turned the UK into a Soviet tractor

Despite its professed dedication to market disciplines, New Labour is the most micromeddling administration in history, creating detailed specification and prescription for everything from school lesson planning to the way documents are processed or calls
Plus ca change: Kremlin 1980 to the Whitehall of today

ALL CHANGE! The traditional cry of the London bus conductor at Tottenham Court Road seems to have become the working slogan of every organisation in the land. According to consultants McKinsey, at any time up to 15 of the FTSE 100 are 'transforming' thems
City calls the tune - but can it remain lord of the dance?

GORDON BROWN'S establishment of a panel of the world's biggest business cheeses to advise on globalisation and competitiveness, and another to 'promote London as the world's leading international centre for financial and business services', prompts a ques