Thinking time

Thinking time

‘Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself’ – Plato Last week we referred to three T’s: Turkey, Tesla and turmoil.  Few of the issues around these three factors have gone away, but I would expect these three T’s collectively to make far fewer headlines over...
August is a Wicked Month

August is a Wicked Month

It is 53 years since Edna O’Brien published her harrowing novel ‘August is a Wicked Month’ and I have borrowed the title several times over the years. As this month claims more and more casualties it seems appropriate to do so again. My colleague Chris Bailey, CIO of...
The three Ts: Turkey, Tesla… and turmoil

The three Ts: Turkey, Tesla… and turmoil

‘The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil’ – Thomas A. Edison Mention of ‘Turkey’ in the summer is typically centred around a summer holiday or some unseasonal longing for a Christmas meal.  In the last week or so, however,...
Why I never go on holiday in August

Why I never go on holiday in August

‘To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell’ – Paul Johnson I admit it, I am bad at taking holidays.  A few quiet hours here or a sly afternoon away from the laptop there feels much more refreshing than the forced jollity of two weeks away from the...