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The FT’s Encyclopedia the Corporate-Speak Should Be Required Reading For Every Executive

People who don’t read London’s Financial Times regularly may think of it as a stodgy British newspaper with about as much humor as a Beefeater on a bad day. However, the FT has moments where a bit of classic British humor does come out, and the best example is the new Guffipedia, which is curated by the FT’s management columnist, Lucy Kellaway. For

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NY FED: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules of Wall Street

Regular readers of this blog know that I strongly believe that the U.S. has so far wasted the opportunity the last financial crisis gave us to reform Wall Street. Despite the chorus of voices saying that it’s time to fix the heart of the capitalist system, regulatory responses have been weak or inconsistent, and that is putting it mildly. So

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Must Read: “Capital in the 21st Century” by Thomas Piketty

Well, I finally finished the most talked-about economics book in the last decade, and my overall opinion is that it is worth all the praise and attention that it has received. Piketty has written a serious, well-researched, and well-argued that needs to be read carefully by anyone who cares about the future of Western democracies

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FT: The Euro Crisis Is Still There

Gideon Rachman is sounding the warning bell on FT over the fragility of the Euro recovery plan. Recalling the European Central Bank President’s now-famous statement of support, Rachman warns that the crisis is still there, just buried beneath a surface of nice words and hopeful thoughts. Notes Rachman: “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would

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FT: “Let’s get geeks into government”

Gillian Tett has a good piece on FT.com about Brett Goldstein, a former executive at OpenTable, who left the tech world for local government in Chicago out of a desire to get more involved socially. Notes Tett: Fifteen years ago, Brett Goldstein seemed to be just another tech entrepreneur. He was working as IT director of

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