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Financial Times: Give the devil a voice in the boardroom


Public companies should appoint a “Contrarian Director” who systematically challenges management recommendations to the board and suggests a range of alternative outcomes, says the winning paper in the 2015 Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School. The winning paper was authored by Cambridge Judge MBA student Siobhan Sweeney. FT columnist Stefan Stern describes the research paper as a “crisp view” and “intriguing solution” to boardroom Groupthink.

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