Gresham Lectures

I’m currently serving as the Mercers’ School Memorial Professor of Business at Gresham College. Gresham’s mission is to provide free lectures to the public, similar to how Michael Faraday gave free lectures on science. For 2018-9, my lecture series was on How Business Can Better Serve Society and most of the lectures were based on the book. The videos and summaries are below:

  1. Purposeful Business: The Evidence and the Implementation (videosummary)
  2. Executive Pay: What’s Right, What’s Wrong and What Could Be Fixed? (videosummary)
  3. Reforming Corporate Governance (videosummary)
  4. The Stewardship Role of Investors (videosummary)
  5. Does Finance Benefit Society? (videosummary)
  6. Do Mergers and Acquisitions Create or Destroy Value? (videosummary)

Column in Economia

Economia is the magazine of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  1. Finding the Purpose of Your Business
  2. The Real Problem with Executive Pay
  3. Kodak and the Importance of Proactive Governance
  4. The Power of Different Points of View (on shareholder activism)
  5. Do Buybacks Really Destroy Long-Term Value?
  6. The Danger of Taking Evidence at Face Value
  7. Why Short-Term Trading Can Be Long-Term Stewardship