Philby’s Expenses

Toby Harnden’s column for Foreign Policy reminded me just how much I love a good expenses claim story. Some of the best come from history, such as Stanley’s rather extravagant quest (just click through the password dialogue box) to find Livingston. Another nice one comes from Philby: The Spy who Betrayed a Generation, which suggests … More Philby’s Expenses

My Social Rules

I’ve been walking into places and saying things for, well, most of my life. And by now I reckon I’m pretty good at it. I’d be pretty irritated if someone now said: Rob, we’ve noticed the proliferation of social situations around the world and realised it has some implications for our business. We think you … More My Social Rules