This afternoon the Baronsmead Venture Trust (BVT) is holding its Annual General Meeting. I made some very negative comments about corporate governance at this company in a previous blog post – see https://roliscon.blog/2021/12/24/baronsmead-vct-more-corporate-governance-issue/ . But the good news is that long-standing Chairman Peter Lawrence is stepping down in March according to a recent RNS announcement. And about time too, one might say.
Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the AGM as it is only being held as a physical meeting so will be unable to raise the other issues mentioned in my blog post. I hope somebody else will.
The bad news yesterday was the death of wit and comic writer P.J. O’Rourke from lung cancer at the age of 74. A writer on a wide range of subjects including politics and economics and it’s not many writers who can make those topics amusing. He wrote a digest and analysis of Adam Smith’s book “The Wealth of Nations” which I commented on previously and he wrote on the war in Iraq and on motoring stories in such books as “Give War a Chance” and Holidays in Hell” which are also worth reading.
A sad loss to the world indeed and it always makes one feel depressed when someone younger than you dies – but his lifestyle certainly did not encourage an extended career.
There are lengthier obituaries in the national media which you can find on the web and which shows how influential and popular he was.
Roger Lawson (Twitter: https://twitter.com/RogerWLawson )
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