Cheryl Walmsley

A Cents-Less World

At National Australia Bank’s last AGM, CEO Ross McEwan, responded to concerns about ongoing bank closures.  It’s never easy, he said, in an unconvincing, saddened tone, almost persuading me that this was regretted at the highest levels. However, NAB closed 67 branches in the year leading up to that meeting, so it’s clear that in

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Inverted Mentoring

A recent tribute in the Financial Review, What Charlie Munger Taught Me About Life, by Jonathan Shapiro, has made me think about mentoring and having positive role models. Charlie Munger was famous for being Warren Buffet’s sidekick. He passed in 2023, just before his 100th birthday with a net worth estimated at $2.7 billion. It

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Keeping Mum

Earlier in my working life, I often caught the train from Euston station in London, to Northampton. Every now and then, an older passenger would lean over to tell me (as we went through Bletchley) that ‘a lot of things went on there during the war, you know.’  This was always said in a hushed,

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