An Illuminating Conversation With Jack Heuer And Jean Campiche. The Two Icons Tell Us How They Changed The Way The World Saw Time.

One legend used the Swiss avant-garde to change the way the world viewed watchmaking. The other used TAG Heuer’s innovative technology to change the way motorsport kept time. Together, they worked with racing giants like Ferrari and racing drivers like Jo Siffert, Niki Lauda and “Clay” Regazzoni. Jack Heuer, TAG Heuer’s honorary chairman and Jean…

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”Conservatism”, An Excerpt From ”A San Francisco Conservative”, By David Parker

“The conservative temperament is an acknowledged feature of human society everywhere,” wrote the British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020) in his influential 2014 book, “How to be a Conservative.” Everywhere and throughout history, classical liberalism, conservatism, reason: Apollo. Romantic liberalism, progressivism, emotion: Dionysus. Scruton – a noted author on the subject of conservative politics, and…

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Emerging Markets Start-Ups In Africa And Pakistan Begin To Benefit From DAI Magister Academy

Several well-known African start-ups have successfully gone through the DAI Magister Academy, a customised, free service aimed at helping early-stage start-ups that are poised for success. The Academy was founded in the summer of 2022 by DAI Magister, a boutique investment bank offering full advisory services for transactions within the climate, fintech, tech-enabled commerce and communications sectors.…

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High-Speed Mergers & Acquisitions Make Progress Despite Market Turbulence, By Victor Basta, Co-Head at Dai Magister

Over the last few months, we’re seeing more and more buyers ‘show up’ well prepared and ready to transact before a target begins any M&A process. In many cases, especially for quality targets in key sectors, we’re seeing multiple buyers appear around the same time. We think this trend is driven by several factors that…

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Have Nothing In Your House That You Do Not Know To Be Useful Or Believe To Be Beautiful, By Poetry / Economics Author and Diplomat, John Ramsden

William Morris, whose words these are, transformed the look of wealthy English homes. His hand-crafted luxury furnishings were everywhere. The i-mag of 1872 might well have featured him, as a great designer and businessman. But Morris was also a poet with strong views about the economy. He belongs to a long tradition.  As an earlier…

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The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Global Law Firm DLA Piper Announce The Launch of a Two-Year, Global Research Collaboration to Study the Future of Boards

The Future of Boards study aims to understand the shifts in governance and leadership which enable organisations to align business success with sustainability. This will combine existing academic and practitioner research with insights from board directors and key stakeholders across a range of jurisdictions. The aim is to produce practical, evidence-based, internationally relevant recommendations to…

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The Islands Bringing Blockchain and FINTECH to The Commonwealth, By Lord Marland

”The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former territories of the British Empire. The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth Foundation, which focuses on non-governmental relations amongst member states”. The Commonwealth is run by the…

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Leading Industry Experts Discuss What The Announcements From The Queens Speech Mean For Their Respective Areas

Following the Queen’s speech this morning, please find below commentary from leading industry experts, discussing what the announcements mean for their respective areas of expertise (each under the appropriate heading). Household Finances (Cost of Living Crisis) Richard Eagling, Senior Personal Finance Expert at NerdWallet, said: “The Queen’s Speech is far from a Budget, but no…

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Puglia’s Latest Farmhouse, Masseria Calderisi – An Intimate Family Owned Boutique Hotel With Contemporary Design and Farm-to-fork Dining

Masseria Calderisi, Puglia has reopened its doors, welcoming guests for its first full season. Launched in Spring 2021 as a newly revived, charming boutique hotel set amongst eight hectares of secluded olive and citrus groves in the Puglian countryside, this is the region’s latest farmhouse stay for couples and groups looking for a laid-back, authentic…

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Lighting Brand Anglepoise And Paul Smith Partner for Fifth Collaboration Collection 

Lighting brand Anglepoise unveils its fifth and latest collaboration with renowned designer, Paul Smith. The Anglepoise + Paul Smith Edition Five, available exclusively from anglepoise.com and paulsmith.com from  November, comprises two desk lamps (Mini and Standard size) and a floor lamp and builds on Paul’s ‘classic with  a twist’ design philosophy.  Where previous Anglepoise +…

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Leading a Responsible Organization, By Don Andrew Moore & Max H. Bazerman, Authors Of The Book “Decision Leadership”

“There is one and only one social responsibility of business—to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote in 1970.[i] The leader’s job, according to Friedman, is to maximize profits (within the bounds of…

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Marta Lamvosek’s, I Am A Woman, Sovereign By Nature at ME London’s Marconi Lounge For International Women’s Day on the 8th of March Until 17th April

ME London and ME by Melia are delighted to present visual artist and photographer Marta Lamovsek and her extraordinary collection: ‘I am a Woman: Sovereign by Nature’. Marta invites guests to her universe of vibrant photographic portraits of women during a monthly residency at ME London’s Marconi Lounge between 8th March and 17th April, celebrating…

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The New Political Capitalism, How Businesses And Societies Can Thrive In A Deeply Politicised World, By Joe Zammit – Lucia

Capitalism’s Resilience Capitalism has been one of the most resilient forms of organising our societies and our economies for centuries. Its resilience stems from its ability to adapt to the times. We have had feudalism, mercantilist capitalism, industrial capitalism, consumer capitalism and, the era from which we are now emerging – financialized capitalism. Communism, which…

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Interview With Andy Last, CEO of Mullenlowe Salt And Author Of ‘Business on a Mission: How to Build a Sustainable Brand’, Routledge

What does ‘purpose’ really mean in the business context? How can companies go about identifying what their broader social or environmental values are, ensuring these are authentic and actionable? Purpose is becoming so widely used and misused as a word that it’s in danger of losing all meaning.  But a clear purpose is useful, in…

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Italian Jewelry House, Buccellati, A Century Of Timeless Elegance, From Assouline. By Alba Cappellieri

Since its establishment in Milan in 1919 by Mario Buccellati, a jeweler’s apprentice, the famed Italian jewelry house has developed and perfected its unique goldsmithing techniques over a century. Buccellati quickly became one of Italy’s most respected jewelers, with prestigious clientele including the famous dandy and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, the royal families of Italy, Spain…

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Efiɛ Gallery Presents Shard Song – A Major Solo Exhibition By El Anatsui To Launch Its New Permanent Space In The Creative District of Al Quoz, Dubai

Efiɛ Gallery presents Shard Song – A major solo exhibition by El Anatsui to launch its new permanent space in the Creative District of Al Quoz, Dubai Efiɛ Gallery will launch their new permanent Dubai gallery space in the Al Quoz Creative Zone on Tuesday 8th March 2022, with a major solo exhibition, titled Shard…

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Glenfiddich, The World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky Partners With Department Store Selfridges

If you are looking to indulge someone you love with a gift, Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has partnered with luxury retailer Selfridges to offer shoppers a range of personalised gifts like no other in -store at Selfridges London or online for UK delivery.. Shoppers will have the chance to add a personalised message in the form of a…

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Will Real Estate Be A Port In The Storm For Investors? From Matthias Luecker, Founder, Chairman and CEO of FREO Group

Much like the use of the word ‘unprecedented’, itself, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world around us and how we live was entirely unprecedented. The initial economic impact was stark, with the British economy shrinking a record 20.4% in the three months to June 2020, while the shift to remote working fundamentally…

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Alzheimers Research UK Supporting Brain Health And The Brain’s Power To Overcome Dementia, Featuring Shobna Gulati

Actor and author Shobna Gulati has fronted our thought-provoking new film for the charity, while stars from stage, screen and social media have appeared in a powerful portrait series. The campaign, called #MakeBreakthroughsPossible, aims to drive hope that research will lead to effective new treatments for dementia and champions our brains as the key to…

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Ultra-Rare Royal Salute Scotch Whisky Drops As The Oldest Whisky Ever Released On BlockBar

Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch, drops the oldest whisky NFT on BlockBar (blockbar.com), the world’s first direct-to-consumer NFT marketplace for  luxury wine and spirits. The ultra-limited Royal Salute Time Series 51 Year Old 2021 Release is a blend of some of the finest and scarcest hand-selected whiskies, laid down no later than…

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In The Heart Of Leicester Square – London’s Most Exciting New Hotel, The Londoner, By Edwardian Hotels London

The hottest hotel launch in London this year is confirmed to open its doors to guests in September 2021. The much-anticipated debut of The Londoner marks the beginning of a rebirth for Leicester Square and the introduction of the world’s first super boutique hotel. From one of the UK’s largest family-owned hotel group Edwardian Hotels…

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French Cruise Company PONANT Launches Its New Campaign – The North Pole, The South Pole, And You

French cruise company PONANT launches its campaign “The North Pole, The South Pole, And You” to introduce its new hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by liquefied natural gas. Travelling aboard Le Commandant Charcot is an invitation to awaken to a world of sensations, knowledge and respect for the nature that surrounds us. Beyond exploration. The…

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Assouline’s St. Moritz Chic, By Dora Lardelli

Nestled in Switzerland’s alpine Engadin Valley, St. Moritz stands on its own amidst a sea of celebrated ski resorts in that it has long maintained an elusive allure. The winter home of personalities from Gunter Sachs and Gianni Agnelli to Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, John Lennon, and Claudia Schiffer, there are few places…

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Phillips Announces Highlights from the New York Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, 17th – 18th November

Phillips is pleased to announce further highlights from the Evening and Day Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Comprised of some of the finest work by masters of Impressionism, Post-War, and Contemporary Art, these auctions will include works by Francis Bacon, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pierre Bonnard, Joan Mitchell, and Amy Sherald, among others. The Evening…

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We Need to Stop Talking About There Being a Trade-off Between Purpose and Profit, By Becky Willan, CEO and Co-Founder of Given

When it comes to purpose, you might think that conversations about its value versus its cost, and the extent to which it can support business growth, would be a thing of the past in today’s boardrooms. Purpose trailblazers such as Unilever are proving that a more responsible approach to capitalism is what stakeholders, talent and…

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