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The Independent Director

The Independent Director:
The Non-Executive Director’s Guide to Effective Board Presence
By Gerry Brown
Palgrave Macmillan – £29.99

The list of attributes required of the non-executive director is so long, precise and contradictory that there cannot be a single board member in the world that fully fits the bill. 625 more words


The Mouse’s Tale

by Lewis Carroll

Fury said to a mouse,

That he met in the

house, ‘Let us

both go to law:

I will prosecute… 66 more words


As to dancing . . .

“As to dancing, my dear, I never dance, unless I am allowed to do it in my own peculiar way. There is no use trying to describe it: it has to be seen to be believed. 114 more words


Alice fails to sell

A few months ago, I learned from Fine Books & Collections that the auction house Christie’s was selling a copy of the first issue of… 111 more words


For those who would rather collect books than kindle them

For those who love real books, as opposed to digital ones, here are four different articles I wrote on book collecting for biblio.com. The second one was published in 2009. 416 more words