Michael Spencer, ICAP
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My Bottom Line: Michael Spencer, ICAP

10 February 2012 Last updated at 10:58 GMT

Michael Spencer is founder and chief executive of money broker ICAP. He says one of the most important things in business is to recognise mistakes.

The best managers recognise mistakes, admit to them, and then act on them. That is better than refusing to admit them and then battling onwards.

Michael appeared on The Bottom Line which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. Subscribe to the podcast or watch it on the BBC News Channel.

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