Book Review – Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone...

It remains somewhat of a mystery how Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne manages the UK government’s financial affairs. Presiding over a buoyant economy,...

Ilan Kapoor: Not Easily Impressed by Do-Gooders

Professor Ilan Kapoor doesn’t believe in participatory development. He considers the concept little more than a misleading slogan – harsher words have been used...

The Funny German: Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn has carved out the most unlikely career as a stand-up comedian in the UK. Unlikely, because most British people are convinced that...

Madonna: Don’t Preach to the Material Girl

Over her career, the Queen of Pop Music racked up a staggering 300 million record sales. She may claim the title of all-time best-selling...

Asia Pacific: Japan – A Uniquely Successful Model

Ernest Hemmingway once said that going broke happens very slowly – and then all of a sudden. The world has been waiting for more...

The Fixer: Sir Terry Matthews

Bon viveur, tech giant, inspirational leader, history enthusiast, family man – Sir Terry Matthews can be viewed from many perspectives. But for the Welsh,...

Book Review – The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann A Sojourn...

For all its potential as a canvas for the display of human suffering, sick-lit never quite made it as a genre. In her 1926...

Wall Street’s Second Act

Now is the time to get rich. The volume of money idling on the side lines for lack of yield now stands at an...

Playing to Win or Playing to Survive? Urbanisation and the Knowledge...

It is no surprise that cities around the world have been expanding over the last few decades. The pace of this trend is breath-taking....