Well, fortunately the war is over, however new problems of careless talk can cause problems.

Yesterday I was in a smart coffee shop in the City. My table was very close to that of two well-dressed and affluent looking chaps with large expensive watches.

They were openly discussing the possibility of choosing a new CEO for one of their well know clients, a name that was recognisable to me. The name of the company from which he would be hunted was also known.

Had I been a journalist or someone wishing to make trouble or gain financially, I could be rubbing my hands with glee.

Were these two high fliers irresponsible or just so unaware that they were in a public place with ears everywhere?

They would have been better off hiring a meeting room by the hour, with total privacy and excellent coffee thrown in.