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These people don’t exist

These people don’t exist Written by Katie Stanton, associate partnerEdited by Iain Gibson,  associate partner11 September 2020 Good morning, After two weeks spent pickling my insides with slushy strawberry daiquiris and shrivelling under the Croatian sun – I find that sun cream, once applied, determinedly seeks out recesses (eyeballs, belly button, that weird hammock betwixt …

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Soft(bank) reboot

Soft(Bank) Reboot Written by Iain Gibson, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner9 September 2020 Good morning, In a room full of princes and serious global power players, those two stood out. It was May 2017 in Riyadh, and the inaugural Saudi-US CEO Forum at the Four Seasons hotel. I was there, in my previous working life, lucky enough …

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A cultural reset

A cultural reset Written by Li-Ann Chin, associate Edited by David Gaffney, partner7 September 2020 Good morning, In 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting Krabi, a province on southern Thailand’s west coast. The location for the film version of Alex Garland’s novel The Beach, it is the stuff that bucket-lists are made of.  And yet, what I remember most vividly is the food, but …

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One person’s rubbish…

One person’s rubbish… Written by Tom Gillingham, associate partner Edited by Kevin Pringle, partner 3 September 2020 Good morning, Twenty-five years ago today, French-born Iranian-American Pierre Omidyar founded a company called AuctionWeb. Its successful early sale of a broken laser pointer did not indicate the heights the site, later re-christened ‘eBay’, would scale. In becoming a …

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The big reveal

The big reveal Written by Katie Stanton associate partnerEdited by Sabina Kadic-Mackenzie, associate partner18 June 2020 Good morning, This crisis has been nothing if not revelatory. Like a flasher in a trench coat or a sculptor exhibiting some vast mass cloaked in silk; with one swift tug of the drape, the artiste’s spindly fingers expose a reality …

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A two-wheeled revolution

A two-wheeled revolution Written by Scarlett Regan, researcherEdited by David Gaffney, partner15 June 2020 Good morning, Yesterday, balanced on two wheels, I ventured into central London for the first time in three months. From the Ealing streets, through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and up the Mall to St James’ Park, it was immeasurably more enjoyable than the equivalent tube journey.  We weren’t the only ones. The category of cyclists we …

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