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Anthony Hilton

24 September 2018

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Profit and purpose

Profit and purpose

A list of vague desirables is not enough. Read more

Drawing the line

Drawing the line

No board would admit to being unethical. Read more

Risk no fudge

Risk no fudge

How do you know if a leader is successful?. Read more

Rebuilding a better society

Rebuilding a better society

There is a deceptive certainty in the idea that businesses are given a licence to operate by society - and if they breach the terms of this licence they will not able to function. Read more

The conscience keeper

The conscience keeper

The head of the PR department at a major financial institution said the other day that since taking his current job he rarely did any communicating with the outside world. Read more

Debunking convention

Debunking convention

Much of what passes as conventional wisdom in the business and financial world turns out to be wrong – or at least does not convey the certain truth its advocates like to believe. Read more

Prescriptive regulation

Prescriptive regulation

Anyone with children knows that if they believe that you, as a parent, expect them to be badly behaved then they probably will be. If, on the other hand, you make it clear that you have high expectations for their behaviour they will rise to meet them. Read more

Invest in the best

Invest in the best

In recent years it has become commonplace to describe the reputation of a business as one of its most valuable assets – even if this insight does not always appear to guide the behaviour of some senior executives. Read more

Burnt out at 50

Burnt out at 50

A chief executive of a fairly large company announced his plan to depart earlier this spring and commented that he felt he only had one more big job in him. Nothing exceptional in that you might think, apart from the fact that the person concerned was just 45. Read more

Inconvenient truths

Inconvenient truths

A chief executive of one of the big insurance companies surprised me by saying that life expectancy was no longer increasing, so he expected to make far more money out of his book of annuities. Read more

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