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Gillian Tett        

Columnist, Financial Times

Gillian Tett writes two weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, political, and social issues worldwide since 1993. In 2014, she was named columnist of the year by the British Press Awards. In 2012, she received a SABEW Award for best feature article. She was previously awarded a President’s Medal by the British Academy in 2011 and was recognized as Journalist of the Year in 2009 and Business Journalist of the Year in 2008 by the British Press Awards, as well as Senior Financial Journalist of the Year (2007) by the Wincott Awards.

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The Silo Effect

Why do organizations act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do intelligent people fail to see risks and opportunities that later seem obvious? One explanation may be our tendency to create departments — silos — that prevent us from working together in ways that can unleash creativity and innovation.

Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines this human — and institutional — frailty in her book “The Silo Effect: The Peril of Experience and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers.”


Gillian Tett on the link between successful women and sport -

Earlier this year, I listened to Susan Rice, White House National Security Adviser, address the Women in the World conference in New York. Unsurprisingly ...

Gillian Tett on the real cause of the crash

The credit crisis of 2008 was nothing to do with greed – it was a simple case of tunnel vision, says Gillian Tett.

The Most Powerful Woman in Newspapers?

As The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bash each other, the Financial Times, led by its sharp, glamorous new U.S. editor, Gillian Tett, intends to become a status symbol of American business.

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