Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

One word describes the attitude of many corporate chairmen towards Sir Tom McKillop, the man who chaired Royal Bank of Scotland to the edge of oblivion between 2006 and 2009: sympathy.

John Gapper

The difficulties of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet reminds me of how peculiar it was to hold a launch event at which no-one was allowed to try the device. With hindsight, I and others there should have taken that as a warning.

At the launch in New York in September, Amazon executives showed off the Fire and other Kindle models while journalists and others were kept at a safe distance. Outsiders were not given a chance to see how the devices performed for themselves. Read more