Monthly Archives: March 2012

26 MarHe with the best process wins. How to control the process

Editor’s Note: This is﹟6 in the series on Controls. All that heading stuff looks a bit funny in the emails, so I have dropped it. If you fancied talking about Process in a scientific way, you would say it is a function of Procedures and Systems. In the previous blogposts on this subject, I have […]

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20 MarControl V – The Procedure – How do we do that again?

The procedure. Inside a bank that is a topic that has all the appeal of a trip to the dentist. Regulators expect us to have them and senior managers expect us to follow them, not least because that certainly gets them a tick in the CYA box of life. For the poor schmucks that are […]

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14 MarControl IV – Procedures & Checklists or why we don’t need the excitement of a TV Quiz Show

Checklists. A simple trick for a simple business. Memory. We all think we are good at memorizing things. Just like the average guy thinks he is great at driving a car. Still we’d all admit that we are a big forgetful at times. In some professions like being a pilot, forgetting is not an option […]

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06 MarControl III – The #11 Tram Problem or “We don’t need another hero”

A Goldman Sachs partner worrying about trams. Actually it’s personal and he wants to know who knows what you are doing. There is a Zurich theme to this week’s post. No bad guys, just good ones and ladies. Trams in general are a prominent feature in Zurich and the #11 is a fixture downtown at […]

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