Interesting then to note that over the period since Bob Diamond became a director of Barclays bank plc in 2005, he has been paid nearly £100 million. That's quite a sum of money, and you would think for such rich rewards this man must have produced really prodigious returns for his shareholders. Unfortunately, you would be wrong.
In the last five years the share price of Barclays plc has gone from over £7 per share to just £1.68 today - a fall of more than 75% in value for shareholders over that same period when their CEO was paid nearly £100 million.
That's what I call rewarding failure..