Arab Today, arab today thinker ready for challenge of change
Last Updated : GMT 08:53:10
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Thinker ready for challenge of change

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Thinker ready for challenge of change

Wellington - Arabstoday

About this time last year Lloyd Morrison invited me to see a movie. In fact, he invited a huge crowd of Auckland\'s business leaders including heads of investment banks, chief executives and others from the finance and investment sector.He had decided that we all needed to see The Inside Job - a documentary that took the finance sector to task for the excesses and failures which led to the 2008 financial meltdown.So, as he had done already in Wellington, he booked out three cinemas at a multiplex and used his star power to get us all there. Before the films he spoke to the crowd.He warned us that we might not like what we were about to see and we might not agree with it all but, he said, there could be little doubt that something had gone terribly wrong with the system in which we were all involved and it was vital that we should take the time to step back and think about it.Lloyd was a great believer in capitalism and the power of markets to create wealth and make things happen in this world.But he was a thinker and an intellectual. He believed passionately that we should challenge ourselves with new ideas and different perspectives as a matter of course.He was guided by a sense of fairness and a desire to think outside the box on almost any issue that engaged him.While he leaves behind an investment empire, his legacy to the wider business community is the example he set in the public arena.The idea of left-wing and right-wing politics really did not mean much to him.He was an advocate for economic reform in this country and believed that quite radical change is needed in areas such as health and education if we are to maintain our quality of life and standard of living.But he also saw that business could not operate in isolation from the community and after the crash of 2008 he saw that it needed to change and find new ways that would carry the public with it.He loved debate and it is a great shame he will not be here in the thick of it as the country negotiates this difficult time in its history. But he was also happy to spark debate and inspire the ideas of others. Long may he continue to do that.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today thinker ready for challenge of change Arab Today, arab today thinker ready for challenge of change

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today thinker ready for challenge of change Arab Today, arab today thinker ready for challenge of change

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday