James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds (one of my favourite books of recent years) has an interesting piece in the Guardian about ownership of companies. Following the hoo-ha about foreign ownership of US ports and successive attempts by foreign investors to buy the London Stock Exchange, it’s very topical. I have to admit, I’m with James on this one. I’ve never really seen why it matters what country a company comes from. Surely it’s much more important to look at their values and track-record instead.