‘World Crisis Two’, by Lord Watson of Richmond CBE

By Lord Watson of Richmond, Winston Churchill wrote his history of the First World War between 1923 and 1931. After the first volume appeared in 1923 Nancy Astor commented caustically that Winston had written a great volume about himself and characterised it as the history of the World’s worst crisis. She was, of course, unfair.

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London’s Finest Room, by Jeremy Paxman

By Jeremy Paxman, author of ‘Empire’. London can claim a fairly impressive range of buildings and institutions, but for me one tower’s over all the rest – The London Library in St James’s Square. Years ago, I used to go to the old circular reading room of the British Library, imagining that if I stayed…

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Sir Li Ka-Shing

What is behind the rise of populism in Hong Kong in recent years? What do you think the solution is? The widening wealth gap is a growing global social problem and it is a very thorny issue for governments everywhere. If government set policies through the emotive lens of populist sentiments, it might make you…

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41 by President, George W. Bush

In late May 2014, I received a phone call from Jean Becker, my father’s longtime chief of staff. She got straight to the point. “Your dad wants to make a parachute jump on his ninetieth birthday. What do you think?” About eighteen months earlier, Jean had called to review the funeral arrangements for my father.…

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Investing in Private Companies

Have you ever overheard friends or colleagues talking about the great companies they’ve invested in? Or maybe you’ve listened to them bragging about what an amazing return on investment they’ve achieved or how cool the businesses are: a trendy boutique bistro pub, a new micro-brewery, a designer watch company supplying celebrities and famous footballers, the…

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Post Stylesheet

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