Taking Stock – Tweedie gags board.

It’s official. Sir David Tweedie is an autocrat. It seems he has found the ideal way to rule an unruly mob of standard-setters.

At the International Accounting Standards Board’s first meeting with global standard-setters, Ed Jenkins, the US chief standard-setter, piped up: ‘I’d like to point out that David has found the ideal way to chair a group of outspoken people through the way the microphone only allows one person to speak at any one time.’

After a round of amiable laughter, Sir David said he hadn’t quite perfected his dictatorship yet. ‘More effective is not giving anyone a microphone,’ he quipped.

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