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A Price to Pay by David Bermingham
A Price to Pay by David Bermingham
As a participant in the world of financial services this book is very disturbing read. We are all frequently faced with less than straight-forward judgement calls, where we are required to balance the needs of employers, clients and selves. Sometimes we make decisions that others may, with the benefit of hindsight, disagree with. It can be a high-octane world in which situations change rapidly, and where many can be prone to what others may view as erring towards self-interest. Does this constitute wrongful behaviour?

Sometimes, clearly it can do. However even in these instances, surely the accused, can only be held to account by their employer, their regulator and the law… Read more
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the To&hellip by Tyler Hamilton
172 of 178 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes and Villains, 19 Sep 2012
Before reading this book I would have answered the following questions about Lance Armstrong as follows:

Q1. Did he dope?
A1. Most probably yes.

Q2. Did the whole peloton dope, and therefore wasn't Armstrong just maintaining a level playing field?
A2. Just about - yes.

Q3. Have his denials since winning his last Tour been in this spirit?
A3. Yes.

Q4: Hero or villain.
A4: Hero.

After reading the book, and believing the confessions about Tyler Hamilton as well as his accounts of other riders, my answers have changed to:

A1. Oh yes. Big time.

A2. Most of the peloton in the 90s were… Read more