The world is changing fast and to keep up you need local knowledge with global context.
In most walks of life, optimism is good. Not so in business, where “good news” filters can be terminal. Those at the top need factual information, warts and all. Without it, executives put themselves at risk every time they open their mouths in public.
By my calculations, I’ve written something approaching 15 000 articles in three decades as a journalist. Of those, only a few stay fresh in the memory because of the reaction they generated. This piece, written almost 13 years ago, was easily the most commented-on article during my 15 year custodianship of Moneyweb. I’m still not … Read more