Tag Archive: control

Oct 23

A. Business lives getting shorter

In an article in the Sunday Times, Luke Johnson, chairman of Rick Capital Partners, says turnarounds need exceptional managers or ‘company doctors’ and a radical agenda – and not many are equipped for the job First, why do many businesses fail in the short term, and virtually all in the longer term? In 1950 the …

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Oct 09

C. Conglomerates’ days are over – Brexit shows the way

In the last quarter of the last century, conglomerates were all the rage – the bigger the organisation, the better – CEO Owen Green built BTR – British Tyre and Rubber – into a huge business covering engineering, packaging, materials, building products and polymers He then merged with Dunlop, Sumitomo rubber industries, Hawker Siddeley aircraft production, Nylex industrial …

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