All You Need Is Laughs

As in any country, there are regional differences between English people in terms of culture and characteristics, but something that unites us is our humour. Much of it is self-deprecating. Many outsiders may be puzzled by our use of sarcasm, often well hidden, and irony, and the fact that it is delivered in a deadpan style makes

I Read Fake News Today, Oh Boy!

One of my favourite books about success is ‘From Worst to First’ by Gordon Bethune, the erstwhile CEO and saviour of Continental Airlines, in which he documents the steps that he and his team took to turn an airline that had a regular appointment with the bankruptcy court into the best airline in the USA.

More Important Than Life And Death? Not To The Beatles!

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.” Bill Shankly – Legendary manager of Liverpool F.C. We are talking here, of course, about Britain’s national sport – the one played with a spherical object, and with

An Appointment With Her Majesty

On 4th June 1917, King George V of the United Kingdom created a new order of chivalry, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It has five classes, starting at the lowest level with MBE

A Great Rock and Roll Band

John Lennon was once reported as saying: “A lot of our best stuff was never recorded. The best music we played was in and around the clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg” While that comment disregards the fact that The Beatles could never be pigeon-holed into one single genre, and that their later work involved taking