The bottle of Hastings

The driving force behind the success of Netflix. IF Reed Hastings didn’t have a healthy fear of the uncompromising wrath of his wife, he might...

Ray Tomlinson – the alpha email

WHEN Ray Tomlinson inadvertently invented the email, he had no idea his coding and revolutionary use of the ‘@’ sign would change the world...

Rufus Griscom & Alisa Volkman (CEO Babble): Tackling taboos to seek family fortunes

THE idea of turning parenting into a corporate mission would be enough to reduce most mums and dads to dribbling wrecks, but when Rufus...

EESHA KHARE (Student): Young inventor changing the mobile world

MOBILE phone batteries last for a few hours and then slowly die. We all sigh a little, put them on charge, and wait a...

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...

OECD: 21st Century Trade Agreements & Regulatory Coherence

In the past, services markets were largely local and countries mostly worked out their regulation without consideration for how other countries regulate. As a...

A License to Print Money

Bold headlines, fast-paced storytelling, illustrations aplenty, and a scoop in every issue: Hak Holdert knew precisely what a newspaper should look like in order...

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...

Seriously Funny: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis has been called “the funniest serious writer in America” – the sort of contradictory label that has been pinned to the 55-year-old...

Samir Amin: From Dakar with Love

A self-described creative Marxist, Samir Amin (84) is a French-Egyptian economist who lives in Senegal and firmly believes that world capitalism – defined as...