Greg Lambrecht What does Greg Lambrecht have in common with Herbert Allen, Dennis L Burns and Elon Musk? He’s used his experience in one industry to start a revolution in another.  Musk, for those who haven’t come across him made a fortune by co-founding PayPal before risking a lot of it on Tesla, the first serious electric automobile manufacturer. Traditional car companies had […]

I need a new battery for my MacBook Air laptop. Please would you send me a pound* to help to pay for it. I understand that the previous basis of our relationship was that I supply you with these words for free, but this is a one-off payment. Really. Honestly. And those of you who […]

Following today’s news that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is moving in on the Tesco £263m auditing ‘black hole’, I suspect that several people I know and like will be feeling quite apprehensive at the prospect of some serious official questioning. There is something in this story – from what has emerged so far – […]

Picture from the Independent Francois Hollande is currently le Président de la République Française. He enjoys an approval rating of 13%. His illustrious title doesn’t seem to be doing him much good. People are judging him by what they see. From Decanter The 2012 vintage of Les Hauts de Pontet, Château Pontet Canet’s second label […]

‘Commercial income‘ like ‘collateral damage‘ is one of those attractively anodyne expressions that hides a decidedly unpleasant reality. In the UK, even some of the most sophisticated members of the business community have only just been introduced to this term that neatly covers all the cash that retailers extract from their suppliers rather than from […]

“Get off your hobbyhorse…”; “Stop banging on…”; “Can’t you just change the subject…”  Pity the people who had to spend time with William Wilberforce when he was going off on yet another of his tirades about why it was wrong to turn darker-skinned people into slaves. Or Emily Pankhurst’s dinner companions as she launched into one […]

Original image to be found here As I write this, somewhere in the world, millions of people are having sex. Making love. Shagging. Fucking. Having intercourse. Enjoying conjugal rights. (Interesting how many different terms we have for the same activity). Some are enjoying it a lot more than others – including the people with whom […]