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You Don't 'Manage' Reputation: You Earn It

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM

It seems we are all getting into a terrible muddle in 2015 about 'reputation' - when it comes to business.


So let's go back to the OED for a definition: 'Reputation: the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something - a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic."


In other words, reputations exist: they have a life of their own, based on what you do as a business, how you do it and how it...

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Ryanair And The Case Of The Muddled Message

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM

There's something in the air when it comes to business attitudes to regulation. Sometimes they seem to veer from exasperated compliance to unadulterated flippancy.


That's unfortunate, because there's this new EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) about to land - as explored in the last Board Talk.


Over the last year to 18 months, a strea...

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So Now It's About #CorpGov In The Media

Posted on February 19, 2015 at 6:55 AM

Journalist Peter Oborne's own account on why he resigned from Britain's Telegraph newspaper puts in the spotlight an issue that is never discussed - corporate governance and the media. In fact, until very recently in the UK, 'corporate governance' as a subject was dismissed, even considered rather amusing, often described - even as recently as  last year - as being...

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