Who cares what the shareholders think?

Excessive executive pay has rightly been under the spotlight this year, and hot on the heels of the ‘Shareholder Spring’ is Business Secretary Vince Cable’s long-awaited review. The aim of transparency and approval is laudable, but the whole exercise is misguided.  Who cares what the shareholders think?  What about the real stakeholders? Shareholders are only interested in profit.  Whether they’re city fund managers or small-holding individuals, generally, people buy shares for one reason only.  To [...]

How The Apprentice could showcase a better way to do business

Now, I love The Apprentice – I know sometimes you just want to give the contestants a good slap - but I’m hooked.  Haven’t missed an episode since it started.  And I’ve always had a soft-spot for Lord Siralan Sugar.  But I found this week’s episode of Young Apprentice (the flower selling task) really frustrating, as it missed a golden opportunity to promote a better way of doing business. It was one of those episodes [...]

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