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Business bashing: should corporates 'care'?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words." Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick
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