How the forces of philanthropy and capitalism can be combined to solve the world’s biggest challenges – by using convertible grants to fund purpose companies … More The future of philanthropy
The accumulation of wealth is often pursued under the guise of attaining financial security but lying in wait are the predatory forces of consumerism and social media; trapped on a dopamine-fuelled stairway to nowhere, it’s easy to forget what really matters … More What’s it all for?
What the grandfathers of Stoicism and the 80/20 principle can teach us about effective communication and business pitches … More Zeno, Pareto and perfect presentations
When is a work of art finished? Being incomplete is perhaps an inherent and necessary quality of art – the ‘unfinishedness’ is the space gifted to the observer, facilitating a special form of communication between artist and audience … More Missing notes and unfinished sentences
Many arrows are pointing in the direction of the circular economy. The speed in which it is being realised is accelerating – and a huge prize awaits those prepared to act quickly. The identity (and intentions) of the winner will shape the future of commerce and the climate … More Coronavirus, private equity and the circular economy
What is the meaning of life? Perhaps just to ponder that very question. The fact we are able to thus ponder is the result of a seemingly impossible sequence of extraordinary coincidences … More On the meaning of life
Nationalism is a distraction when our most significant challenges are not confined by geopolitical lines – how the final months of 2019 can set the tone for a pivotal decade … More The arc of history and the 2020s
A key metric in the world of finance, EBITDA is a good indicator of the underlying trading performance of a business and a useful link between profit and cash … More What is EBITDA and why is it used?
Connecting great minds, for the greater good: how a 300-year-old idea and modern technology can be used to change the world … More Manifesto for a modern-day Junto
Part I includes a brief introduction to M&A and explores how an adviser can help you maximise value … More Lessons of M&A: how to sell your business and get the best deal – Part I