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Articles from December 18

BOOKS: Hacker Attacks
Cyber crime is rife and on the increase, learns Steven Philippsohn, but who's to blame? The Art of Deception By Kevin Mitnick John Wiley pounds 19.95 Hacking is the prime criminal activity of the 21st century. It is used by criminal organisations,...
BOOKS: Interaction at the Top Table
The Board Game; By Peter Waine; John Wiley pounds 18.99 The dynamics of relationships among boardroom colleagues are the running theme of this practical and sensible guide for directors, says Adrian Cadbury. Peter Waine manages to compress a...
BOOKS: Not as Original as It Thinks
Thoughtful and interesting though its author seems, this volume is let down by distracting gimmickry. John Kay blames the publisher Capitalism is Dead: Peoplism Rules By Alec Reed McGraw Hill pounds 19.99 This book would have benefited...
BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES: Double First
MT's annual quest to produce league tables of Britain's best businesses is always a record of great achievement, but this year's winner scales new heights. For the first time ever, the Most Admired Company is also headed by the Most Admired Leader....
Contributors
KHALID AZIZ After 25 years in journalism, including presenting BBC's Nationwide, Khalid Aziz set up the Aziz Corporation to help executives with their speaking skills. For MT he delivers the verdict on Lady Thatcher's oratory in Brain Food. Aziz...
Cutting Room
Germany sheds its factory overalls - but union protocols persist; trains that are the pride of Hull; loaded issue for cash machine operators ... Evan Davis at large. It has been a month of touring industrial landscapes. Or, more accurately, post-industrial...
EDITORIAL: Shafts of Sunlight in an Overcast Year
As we come to the end of a tricky 12 months, most British managers will feel they've experienced far more enjoyable years than 2002. Never mind the general economic climate - which maintains a perpetually cool, damp greyness - it's the self-esteem...
In My Opinion
Chartered Management Institute companion Bo Lerenius, group CEO of Associated British Ports Holdings, believes consistency is what wins the day. In 1870, in a speech to the House of Commons, Benjamin Disraeli intoned: 'The secret of success is constancy...
Inside Out
Blair seems more at home leading the war on terrorism or planning the invasion of Iraq than he does leading the attack on the new Scargillism. Bob Crow, who recently took over the Rail and Maritime Transport union (RMT), has a way with farewell...
Reality Bites
Far from being liberating, IT feels enslaving. E-mail becomes a daily tyranny, the mobile phone a corporate electronic tagging device. Our relationship with technology has always had an on-off quality about it. Even the Romans - who have done plenty...
State of the Union
The focus of blame has moved on from corrupt executives to the Wall Street system, of which the investment bankers are emblematic. Dot.commers roam the coffee shops in daylight, retirees worry how they'll make the payments on their Florida condos,...
TECHKNOW: Pushing the Envelope - Malaria
Modern afflictions like DVT, CJD and heart disease grab the medical headlines, but they are fleabites in the global disease league compared with the tropical pestilence, malaria. This scourge of the Indian subcontinent and Africa, caused by a microscopic...
The Human Factor
So endemic has the pay-off concept become that investors are accustomed to paying large sums to executives who leave because they fancy a change. A terrible coyness surrounds most executive departures. The chances of anyone in corporate life doing...
THE MT INTERVIEW: Derek Simpson
The new hard-left head of Amicus is girding his loins to take the hitherto Blair-friendly union - Britain's second-biggest - into battle. No more cosy deals with Government or bosses, no truck with the euro, no PFI, and reform of employee laws. A dinosaur...
Up Close and Personal
The interdependency between boss and PA makes the relationship more sophisticated and demanding than a simple master-and-servant contract. There are ground rules, but each pairing is different. For Carolyn McCall, MD of Guardian Newspapers, and her...
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