Charles Dickens at his writing desk

Where has your creativity gone? (And how to get it back)

Charles Dickens would write prodigiously from 9am to 2pm and then go for a walk. JK Rowling wrote mountains of notes about her planned seven book series about a young wizard, completing the novels on scraps of paper in longhand. PG Wodehouse could write 10,000 words a day.  They were the masters, of course, but the majority of Brits believe …

Giles BroadbentWhere has your creativity gone? (And how to get it back)
Writer and activist Naomi Klein (Image: Getty)

Between failure and collapse is the best time to act

Events are happening so fast and a US presidency unravelling so quickly that Naomi Klein’s new polemic – much like last night’s news – is in danger of appearing outdated before it has a chance to sink in. Pity, because No Is Not Enough is more than an extended rant against President Donald Trump and the apotheosis of corporate America’s power-grab. While …

Giles BroadbentBetween failure and collapse is the best time to act
Girl with a laptop

Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals and demolishing entire industries with its big commercial hammer. Jonathan Taplin has spent a lifetime in the media – producing films, promoting bands, launching streaming services – and he surveys the …

Giles BroadbentDon’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory
Ulric Jerome, CEO of Matchesfashion

Fashion retailer sets up huge studio in Olympic Park

Luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion.com is creating more than 150 jobs with the launch of a London photography hub at Here East, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The online retailer is transforming a 24,000 sq ft unit at the Stratford arts and innovation centre into a creative space for photo shoots and editorial projects.  The move, which will bolster its studio output by …

Giles BroadbentFashion retailer sets up huge studio in Olympic Park