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Clobber the rich with too much tax and we’ll all suffer

Clobber the rich with too much tax and we’ll all suffer

Sunday, March 12, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 12th March 2017. What have the following people got in common: Sir Richard Branson, Guy Hands, Lady (Tina) Green, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Jon Moulton and Lewis Hamilton? Answer: they are all tax exiles.

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, March 6, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Government sets out digital strategy for UK economy (Economia) Read the strategy

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Property barons change the world — and now they rule it

Property barons change the world — and now they rule it

Sunday, March 5, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 5th March 2017. Donald Trump’s seizure of the White House is perhaps the crowning glory for that formidable breed, the property developer. They dominate the urban landscape and the rich lists, yet somehow

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Judge this tech hero by his failed investments

Judge this tech hero by his failed investments

Sunday, February 26, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 26th February 2017. It is always painful to lose money on an investment. Not simply because of the loss of spending power, but also because of the damage to one’s pride and confidence.

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Uber and Deliveroo appeal for overhaul of employment laws they claim prevent them

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Business leaders confident SMEs will thrive in 2017 worldwide (Fresh Business Thinking

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I know what I don’t like about the art world

I know what I don’t like about the art world

Sunday, February 19, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 19th February 2017. The art world is the perfect collision of culture and commerce. The very rich people I’ve known spend much more money on artwork than on other aesthetic and creative pursuits

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Government finally launches search for the UK’s first small business commissioner to

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Founders can profit from those moments of boredom

Founders can profit from those moments of boredom

Sunday, February 12, 2017

First published in The Sunday Times on 12th February 2017. There are various catalysts that spur entrepreneurs into action — revenge, frustration, greed, poverty and desire among them. But boredom can be a powerful stimulus, too. Lots of entrepreneurs I’ve

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From asylum seeker to job creator: despite what populists think, refugees could “make our societies great again”

From asylum seeker to job creator: despite what populists think, refugees could “make our societies great again”

Friday, February 10, 2017

As the legal battle rages on around Donald Trump’s chaotic travel ban and moratorium on refugees – not to mention last year’s “Breaking Point” poster depicting an EU overwhelmed by a flood of asylum seekers – you could be forgiven

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