Category: risk

Lost opportunities: Mahatma Gandhi and Gwen Thompson

To most people, Mahatma Gandhi stands for truth and non-violence. There is also a subtext of renunciation, austerity, simplicity and community. There was a …
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Satyam, corporate governance and emerging markets

Perhaps the most tragic thing about the Satyam saga is the name of the company. Satyam means ‘the truth’ and the company’s fortunes have …
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Trust as 'social currency'

Working on the cusp of regulation, investment and strategy, I often think about the role of trust in the information flows that inform investment …
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Twist in the tale: Watson (contd.)

Continuing the story of James Watson, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratories first issued a press release distancing themselves from Watson’s view on intelligence of black …
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Scientists as "people"

Long post alert! The Science Museum in London has cancelled a talk by James Watson, of Watson & Crick fame. The museum takes exception …
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The genetic research gold rush

When the California gold rush began, the story goes that it was the guys selling picks and shovels that made the booty. What would …
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