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Banking is inherently sexist

Actually, it’s not just banking. It’s money. Money is about control – something I blog about regularly – and men control societies, economies and the world. Women are subjugated in that world, which is why there is a minority of female founders of FinTech firms and female executives in the …

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Sexist Barclaycard ad alienates customers

I've worked for American firms during my main working life, just as we saw the rise of political correctness (PC) and the PC-police. It got to the stage where you couldn't even say "I like your new hairstyle", without falling foul of the PC-police (I know, as one of my …

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Sexist Barclaycard ad alienates customers

I've worked for American firms during my main working life, just as we saw the rise of political correctness (PC) and the PC-police. It got to the stage where you couldn't even say "I like your new hairstyle", without falling foul of the PC-police (I know, as one of my …

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The solution to this crisis? More sex!

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A controversial title I know, but one that summarises well the conversation I was having with one senior European banker about the crisis we have today. He turned to me and said: “the problem with Europe and many other economies is a lack of growth and this is not the …

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First Direct’s Twitter Sex Hack Attack

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Everywhere I go these days, I see ads for following businesses on Facebook and Twitter.  The latest was down at the local winebar where they have this ad on the counter:   GET DISCOUNTS IF YOU FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!!!! Works for me. Apparently, some 27% of UK SMEs use …

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Sex and banks and rock and roll

It seems that all this blog is writing about these days is sex and banking, but the papers are full of sex, rock & roll and death in banking this week so it is unavoidable. For example, here are three stories which illustrate how the rich vein of  real life …

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Money and Sex: the Twin Engines of Life

I’ve often used the relationship between money and sex as a clear allegory for how important finance and financial services is to our lives.  Now we have a real proof point from last week’s Sunday Times (see towards end of page, and this is an abbreviated version): Monkeys wise up …

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Science proves money and sex do go together

A while ago, I mentioned Jeremy Clarkson's immortal billboard poster line to advertise the Times: Money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do For those unsure about this, 'rumpy-pumpy' means sex.  Mind you, money was invented for sex anyway, so that's nothing new. But what Jeremy and …

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Science proves money and sex do go together

A while ago, I mentioned Jeremy Clarkson's immortal billboard poster line to advertise the Times: Money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do For those unsure about this, 'rumpy-pumpy' means sex.  Mind you, money was invented for sex anyway, so that's nothing new. But what Jeremy and …

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People think more about money than sex

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A recent quote was on a UK poster. The quote was from Jeremy Clarkson, the biggest bloke (translates into yob, lout, brute) in Britain, and it said: “money and rumpy-pumpy are the twin engines powering everything we do”. … in other words, money and sex make the world go around. …

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No more sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

The best story of the week is the leaked email from Der Spiegel of Deutsche Bank’s instructions to employees to give up their sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. As the credit crunch hits, no more market excesses are allowed, with Deutsche’s staff to shave and shower at airports …

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No more sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

The best story of the week is the leaked email from Der Spiegel of Deutsche Bank’s instructions to employees to give up their sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. As the credit crunch hits, no more market excesses are allowed, with Deutsche’s staff to shave and shower at airports …

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Sexism in the City

This is not a new news story, but it is a news story.  Banking is a man's world.   Sounds a bit sexist doesn't it, but many of us would say that there is still active discrimination in some business sectors on the grounds of age, sex, ethnicity, religion and …

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