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Finding Garcia: It’ll take pluck to liberate yourself from micro-management

CAN YOU carry a message to Garcia? Do you even know what it means? The phrase used to be household currency, at least in America, but seems to have rather dropped from view. Yet since it was coined by an … Continue reading

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What our politicians can learn from the Hunger Games rules of persuasion

PANEM today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever.” You need to watch the chilling new teaser for the next Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay. Its cool irony confirms the series’s remarkable journey from minor young adult diversion to cultural milestone. The series of … Continue reading

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It’s not enough for Tories to love liberty – Britain needs two parties of freedom

FREEDOM doesn’t get many shout-outs from politicians in today’s Britain. The hustings of the nation whose proudest boast used to be “it’s a free country” now echo with little but shades of paternalist reassurance. Have a problem? There ought to … Continue reading

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Inside Pixar: Management lessons from the animation powerhouse

THIS week, Pixar finally broke its silence, offering a glimpse of its next film. Inside Out won’t be released until next summer, but already the critics are gushing, with Peter Debruge writing in Variety that it could provide a whole … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from the ancients: How to succeed like Cyrus the Great

IT WAS a great invasion in the cause of liberty. Not 70 years ago, but two and a half millennia, when on 7 October 540 BC the army of Cyrus the Great entered Babylon by water. Beforehand, he misdirected the … Continue reading

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Socrates and the euro elections: A democratic dialogue

SCENE: A LONDON BACK STREET… SOCRATES: Hey, you there, why are you tearing up those placards? ANGRY VOTER: It’s over, the racists have won. It’s a black day for democracy. SOCRATES: Ah, you’ve been taking part in the recent election. … Continue reading

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Don’t misunderstand business beasts: Like Godzilla they’re on our side

IT LOOKS like the monster showdown of the year. I’m not talking about the sadly limited charms of the new Godzilla movie, but the public clash between the state-sanctioned might of Westminster’s MPs and corporate behemoth Pfizer over its takeover … Continue reading

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Our real crisis is government silencing the sound and fury of capitalism

THE STRATEGY is set for the general election on 7 May next year. Expect 12 more months of Labour banging on about the cost of living crisis, and a year of the Conservatives talking up the long-term economic plan. If … Continue reading

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This is how elites die: The establishment bubble has no answer to Ukip

IT IS time to give up the pretence that Ukip is an anti-establishment party. Clearly, the UK Independence Party is the power behind the British establishment’s throne, its secret master. How else did it persuade bien pensant opinion-formers to coordinate … Continue reading

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Why Britain needs a culture secretary who cares about liberty – not art

A CULTURE secretary from the Treasury – it is what John Maynard Keynes, the founder of the Arts Council, would have wanted. That hasn’t been the mainstream reaction: Sajid Javid, newly-appointed to the Cabinet in the wake of Maria Miller’s … Continue reading

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