MY OLDEST son Tom came to me with a confession. “Dad, I’ve got a bit of a problem: I think I’m lazy.” “What?” I said. “You’re lazy? And on top of that you want sympathy for your condition?” I kicked him out of the room with a smile on my face.
THE CONCEPT of a “safe” City job that still pays well in the current market may seem to some a hopeless fantasy. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to make a trade off between your wage and job security.
NO ONE expected that taking a few photographs would cause a mini catastrophe. So me and a few guests on-board my boat, Terra Australis, gathered on the top deck, smiles out, tummies in, and posed for some group shots.
FOOD is big business. Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with an annual turnover of £76bn. And it's the kind of industry where new items, devised and manufactured by small producers, hit the shelves each day.
SMOKING is a stupidity test. I do apologise, but there’s no other conclusion. Smoking reduces life expectancy by about 10 years and smokers have around a 50-50 chance of living past 70. Their early deaths are often slow and painful.
NOT all businesses are as successful as TransferWise. The London- based peer-to-peer international money transfer firm has just secured a $6m (£3.9m) investment round led by Valar Ventures, the fund set up by PayPal’s Peter Thiel.
YOU CAN’T cook an egg without an egg. Pretty simple, I guess, but all the same James had attempted to demonstrate his electronic egg cooker invention to five fiery dragons on Dragons’ Den and had forgotten to put an egg in it.
WHAT is the value of a network? The economist Paul Ormerod recently wrote a fascinating article for City A.M. on the subject, which tried to explain the relative poverty of northern cities compared to the urban south.
Gold experts Georges Lequime and Paul Tustain, both speaking at City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference this year, give their perspectives on recent moves in the price, what drives the precious metal, and what will happen next