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“In or out? How a UK referendum on EU membership could affect UK-located businesses”

I ran this event last Thursday 29 May at the London School of Economics. It examined the risks and opportunities for UK businesses of Britain leaving the EU. It was featured in The Times in a piece by Matthew Parris. “I am unlikely to ever see again a more authoritative line-up of expertise and experience… There was […]

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“It Took Another Riot” launched today

Today saw Boris Johnson, Lord Heseltine and David Lammy MP launch ‘It Took Another Riot’, with Heseltine describing it as ‘excellent’, and Lammy saying of the landmark report’s delivery to London Mayor Boris Johnson: “This is the single most important moment in Tottenham’s history in my lifetime”. I wrote this report on the regeneration of Tottenham for […]

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Reckoning with Recruiters: My Second Article at Mergers & Inquisitions

So my second article at Mergers & Inquisitions is now online – it’s on recruiters: when they’re good; when they’re bad, and a few steps you can take to get the best out of them without being screwed over in the process!

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‘How to Find a Graduate Job’ Now Online!

After some time in the making, my guide – How to Find a Graduate Job is now online and available to buy for £15. I’ve put a real emphasis on it being practical and realistic – even if uncomfortably so – rather than the very generic, dry, middle-of-the-road approach that’s typical of the genre. A sample […]

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Phone Insurance…

So decided to upgrade to the iPhone 4S… looking at the O2 package, their Recycle programme means quite a nice cashback for my old phone (£110), but the insurance has gone up to £15/month with a likely excess of £100 for the 4S. After a bit of hunting found a very reasonable plan by Amex […]

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Mergers & Inquisitions

So this morning my first piece went live at Mergers & Inquisitions, where I have a role as one of Brian’s new Associate Editors. It’s on mezzanine finance, an area which is on the dry side for those who aren’t interested in finance, but an important part of the system nevertheless. I was able to write […]

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Spring cleaning…

Right, so after an extended hiatus (aka general distractedness) it’s time to get my blog back in shape again. Somewhat shocked to read the navel-gazing naffness I’d put up a couple of years ago, so have canned that. In terms of future content the past was certainly no guide, although I anticipate a mix of […]

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First Aid for iPhones

So my flatmate ended up in a swimming pool with his iPhone. To my astonishment leaving the thing in a jar of rice – as advised by many online – actually did the trick. The rice absorbs the water, and this process can be further aided by the use of a warm airing cupboard, bagged […]

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Apparently I can publish from my iPhone…

Having just failed to publish with the WordPress app I thought I’d try one more time. Photo is of London Eye ~5am earlier this summer.

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I’m terrified of public writing

So, I’ve finally got my act together enough to get a blog going. The process is fraught with decisions – most of them dry and technical, such as choosing a host or blogging platform – but some of them more personal. For example, does the nascent blogger keep his privacy and an unselfconscious writing style […]

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