Daily Archives: May 19, 2009

John Gapper

BlackRock and Larry Fink are under media scrutiny from various angles.

The FT locates a wise Swabian housewife and asks her about the financial crisis. 

John Gapper

David Brooks has an interesting column in the New York Times this morning about the traits of successful chief executives, which concludes that execution and organisational skills are far more important than the ability to inspire or be a good listener:

“The CEOs that are most likely to succeed are humble, diffident, relentless and a bit unidimensional. They are often not the most exciting people to be around.”