Now, when we go on holiday, I come home surprised when we haven’t bumped into someone we know. Partly that’s because it’s happened a lot – on the streets and in the hotels of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Cape Town, Lisbon. The weirdest was at a bus stop on a highway in … Continue reading The maths of bumping into Steve McManaman (and Damian Lewis)
Almost twenty years ago, in March 2000, I was sitting in a newly-opened branch of Starbucks near my home in London, reading a copy of the Financial Times.* I was on gardening leave between jobs, serving out my notice from one employer before I could officially join the next – one of the largest investment … Continue reading Inflection Point
My son is at that age when he needs to decide what he is going to do next. For the past fourteen years he has ratcheted through the school system without having to make a big decision. Now he has to decide whether to go to university and what to study, with an eye on … Continue reading Future of work: Philosopher, Nurse or Brewer?