It takes a big man to say to a subordinate, ‘I was wrong.’

Sir Richard Jebb could not write a simple German letter and I wonder whether he ever read the copy of Herakles that Wilamowitz sent him

The Success Syndrome that debilitates so many companies also tends to create a dependence on consultants which borders on the ludicrous

We’ve got so timid. We’ve said ‘let’s try and save them’. There was a time when we created these DB schemes

He [Morris] saw the world divided into a possessing class, with their hangers-on, and a vast dispossessed class dependent for life itself upon the condition that their employment should be a source of profit to the employers

It takes time to learn to live with an idea. All these port­fo­lio man­agers, I don’t be­lieve they even know what they own

We cannot point to one historical example in which a temporary labour shortage has been remedied with a temporary labour migration programme

A man with scruff in not a tool of the corporate world

but the inflation is so alarming that it seems better to keep in employment while I may

writing is converted to a mechanic trade; and booksellers, instead of the great, become the patrons and paymasters of men of genius