HOT ON the heels of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s highly publicised book Lean In, a London businesswoman is about to publish her own autobiographical and instructional tome – Heels of Steel.
High street retailers appear to be upping their game after Marks & Spencer announced earlier this week that its new campaign – Meet Britain’s Leading Ladies – was shot by famous fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz.
■ With the annual Edinburgh comedy festival now in full swing, what better for City delegates than a little political light relief in the form of Confessions of Gordon Brown, a satirical monologue about the former Prime Minister – played by Ian Gr
LONDON’S biggest free jazz festival returned to Canary Wharf over the weekend, with revellers treated to three days of music from artists including Soweto Kinch, Cuban violinist Omar Puente and the Carleen Anderson Soul Trio.
OFFICE leaving parties are a strange phenomenon. Awkward speeches, inappropriate presents, then down to the pub where, after having a few drinks too many, you finally tell your ex-colleagues what you really think of Sam from accounts.
■ It’s barely 24 hours since BBC Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman shocked middle Britain with his Twitter-trending facial hair, but bookies are already taking bets on how long the interviewer’s designer stubble will last.
AFTER more than a year of stock market wobbles, Facebook shares have recently climbed back to their float price of $38, to the great relief of investors and the banks that advised on the May 2012 debut.
■ The City could soon be awash with mini-Mervyns. The name of the ex-Bank of England governor blasted into the baby names rankings for 2012, perhaps in a tribute to the central banker. Five Mervyns were born last year, up from none in 2011.
FORMER Olympic rower Sir Matthew Pinsent was in the City on Tuesday evening, flashing his gold medals and imparting some motivational wisdom to the captains of the 50 teams – from the likes of Pinsent Mason, Everard Insurance, BNY Mellon and Withe
LOYAL readers of this page will remember that not long ago, The Capitalist reported on the not-so-well attended AGM of speciality pharmaceutical firm Plethora, which produces a topical spray for the treatment of – let’s just say – unwanted hasty g
■ City gentlemen who are partial to a pair of loud red chinos, take heed. The results of a survey by polling firm YouGov that were released yesterday have revealed that almost half of Britons gave the red trousers a firm “dislike”.