technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, secret ned

16 August, 2017

The Secret Ned: play digital tech to your advantage and keep RoboNed at bay

The last quarter has seen an upsurge in reported cyber-attacks and what I will call “digital drama”. It has become a mainstream issue—a bit...
Dame Helen Alexander

7 August, 2017

Dame Helen Alexander, former CBI president, dies

One of the UK’s most senior female business figures has passed away. Dame Helen Alexander, who oversaw the growth of The Economist as its group CEO between 1997 and 2008, died on 5 Augus...
Corporate governance, board intervention, non-executive directors

26 July, 2017

Corporate governance and the proactive board

Boards are supposed to provide governance and oversight of strategy and activities pursued by senior management. But the approach they take to fulfilling this role can vary considerably. Often, ...

1 June, 2017

Titanic lessons to be learned about climate change

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Information gap, jigsaw bridge

28 April, 2017

Information asymmetry is good for effective boards

Why do most boards work well, notwithstanding the information gap between managers and non-executive directors? Information asymmetry—the difference between the company-specific information avail...

25 January, 2017

The overstretched non-exec and balancing a portfolio

Non-executive directors who hold too many board positions are offering little more than "status-value" to the businesses they are supposed to serve, guide and support. Our latest research has found...

8 June, 2016

De La Rue appoints Bray

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Karen Richardson

23 May, 2016

Worldpay charges Karen Richardson with board duties

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