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If I ruled the world: John Browne

Ditch the quarterly report and get executives to pick up a book instead

By John Browne   November 2015

The first thing I would do if I ruled the world would be to ban hypothetical questions such as “what would you do if you ruled the world?” Having said that, if I did rule the world, I would ensure that all my subjects rose to the maximum level of their talent. All the social and political barriers to achievement would be broken down— inequality, lack of access to education and healthcare, discrimination and bigotry. When you remove the barriers to opportunity, great things happen. As part of the campaign…

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