Column: No Role Model for Diversity

Published in The Financial Times My colleague and good friend Tom Catan grew up in Mexico, the US and Britain, attended a state school in England, graduated from a university that wasn’t Oxford or Cambridge and, as a journalist, has lived and worked in countries...

Column: Hedge fund managers

Published in The Financial Times After the butternut squash soup, followed by the rump of lamb with chateaux potato and ribbons of carrot, one of the two hedge fund managers looked me straight in the eye and asked: “So then, would you fancy my job?” Wiping some of the...

Column: The Company Song

Published in The Financial Times Business fads, I am beginning to discover, are a bit like Bobby Ewing in Dallas: they never die. They may disappear for a while but, when you’re least expecting it, they reappear in your shower cubicle, wearing nothing more than a thin...

Column: Mispronouncing, mangling

Published in FT Creative Business, 24 July 2001 People have been mispronouncing, misspelling, mangling, contorting and unintentionally distorting my name for as long as I can remember. And I must admit that it hasn’t, until recently, bothered me in the slightest. I...