There have been rumblings about the ethical issues and corporate governance of big banks funding commercial investment with high street savings, for years.
Are the Government eventually going to grow a pair?
Will the big banks finally see that ethical is optimal, all by themselves?
Can the Bank of England act in concert with all the other G8 National Banks and impose stricter corporate governance?
My own view ~ all are highly unlikely.
But now HSBC is threatening to leave the UK if the Government implements the Vickers review, which proposes banks should be forced to ring fence their retail and wholesale operations, ”…because its too onerous”.
His core values were often masked when his management style and passion for Apple’s mission took center stage.
I met Steve in Cupertino, back in the 80′s.
No, I’ve never technically worked alongside the legend, but lets just say, I have been present.
I found him to be arrogant, somewhat lacking in interpersonal skills with employees, charismatic and very demanding. My thought at the time …not exactly the leadership traits of world-class corporate leader.
But through this strength of character, Steve created a corporate culture at Apple which is ingrained in every single thing they do and object they produce. Walk into any Apple Store across the world and similar themes run throughout, yet they’re all different and unique in their own way.
And that attitude, that way every bit of his personality and drive is built into the culture and every person with an Apple ID badge, well it’s special. It’s unlike anything else out there, and it’s the reason why Apple is the way it is today. Read More →
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