Inflation and overreacting

Inflation and overreacting

We seemingly love to overreact to things.  I’m not sure if it is a reaction to missing out or peer pressure or maybe fear and greed.  The petrol ‘crisis’ a couple of weeks ago is a great example.  It was seemingly triggered by a statement from BP and Esso saying they...
20 years of change

20 years of change

There are a few moments in life where everyone remembers where they were when it happened and the impact it has on lives.  The biggest moment in my lifetime is probably the September 11th attacks in the US, which is twenty years ago this week.  It had profound impacts...
Career risks

Career risks

I read a great article last week from Simon Kuper in the FT regarding FC Barcelona’s current financial problems.  In it, there are some comments that a lot of players join Barcelona with ‘imposter syndrome’, where you don’t think that you are good enough to do your...
Independent

Independent

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a week in Scotland.  After the last 15 months we’ve had, it highlighted the importance of having a proper break to switch off and recharge the batteries.  On the way home from Scotland heading down the M6, we wanted to stop for...
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

Being a Leicester City football fan is a rollercoaster.  Since I started supporting them in the early 1990s, we’ve been relegated or promoted nine times, won the Premier League, Championship and League 1 (the top three divisions), the FA Cup and the League Cup (twice)...