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Articles for June 2007

How ICI settled on the wording of its epitaph

ICI's history is full of painful ironies, the most poignant of which is that its eclipse is entirely home-made. The brutal truth is that ICI has imperilled its independence by dutifully complying with the approved nostrums of financial management over the
Why humans snap at the heels of private equity

The fate of Jaguar and Land Rover will be a key indicator of the state of 21st-century UK plc.
Data, data, everywhere, but not a stop to think

Of the vast quantities of information expensively pumped through corporate pipes, much gets diverted, dammed or just trickles through the cracks. What does get through is often contaminated, diluted, or otherwise unusable.
Tangled in the corporates' own dodgy red tape

COMPANIES ARE quick to complain about the 'regulatory burden'. But given the way they treat customers, that's just corporate social hypocrisy.