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Who gives a Pluck?

Who gives a Pluck? A review of Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright There is nothing like reading a good book, but I am bad at it. Daily demands, aka a lack of personal discipline, reduces me to an online daily digest of public affairs, contemporary articles and...

Looking back, to look forwards

I have a confession to make. It was not until 2014, just before my second year at BUILD (Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues), that I fully understood the role of its initiator, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS). I had been describing...

Background

I began my career as a fashion designer at multi-national textiles company Coats Viyella, producing top-end womenswear, generating £ms in sales for respected national retailers. My industrial design experience was keenly sought in the ‘90s and I lectured on numerous...