Holland America Line: Old World Charm with All the Mod Cons

Retaining its old world charm and eschewing the floating brick concept, Holland America Line (HAL) offers its guests an opportunity to enjoy world class...

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): “I Don’t Design Nice Buildings”

Zaha Hadid orphaned this world on March 31 and left it waiting for great works that now will never be. Architects bloom late in...
Gibraltar

‘The Rock’ aims to give a solid foundation to crypto industry

Experts and investors are heading to Gibraltar for an international convention on DLT, blockchain and cryptocurrency By HAL WILLIAMS The tiny British enclave of Gibraltar has...

WEF: Setting Bright Minds to Work

As a concept, the idea of gathering together the world’s leading thinkers in a Swiss playground for a few days of eating, drinking, and...

Queen Rania of Jordan: A Royal Force for Change

Recognising the need for change, Queen Rania of Jordan is not afraid to speak her mind: “We’ve witnessed frustrations boil over as young people...

Prince Janek Zylinski: Pen or Sword? Your Choice, Mr Farage

“Are you up for it, Mr Farage,” demands an aging aristocrat of Polish descent brandishing his sword and demanding a duel to settle a...
Red Ferrari

Status symbols in and out of the boardroom

From cufflinks to cars, Blackberries to dog breeds: status symbols are evolving. BV’s RICHARD THOMAS cranes his neck to get a glimpse of the...

The Power of Incremental Change and the Quest for Perfection

Toyota spends in excess of $10bn annually on automotive research and development. That pile of money buys the company incremental improvements in nearly all...

Tannoy: At Home in Country Manors, Concert Halls, and Race Tracks

To tannoy – verb; to make an announcement, particularly at a public venue. Tannoy – noun; public address system. Whenever a brand becomes so ubiquitous that...

SME: Engineering Perfection

Perfection is often the outcome of fortuitous circumstance – not necessarily of a carefully traced design process. That’s how a West Sussex precision engineering...