There is a very interesting article this month in IOD magazine about the BBC’s Apprentice, where Gary Cooper wonders what people outside Britain may think of way we do business. Of course it is a TV show and its primary aim is to entertain. He goes on to point out that the influence of such programs may mean we are breeding ‘obsessional self interested, a lack of loyalty and value systems that are anathema to the corporate social responsibility ethic’
Another aspect that Gary points us to is that such behaviour demonstrated on the TV is counterproductive to UK PLC. Which needs to be innovative, unconventional and original thinking on products, services and ways of doing things, rather than conformity. I do recommend the read unfortunately it is not online.