. Destined to be THE handbook for EU treaty re-negotiations.
In 2017 the British people will, potentially, be asked to vote on their nation’s membership of the European Union - in or out. Central to this decision is the question can the EU be reformed to make it work better and become more attractive to its voters Economists are often the butt of humour for desultory equivocation -the inability to take a clear view. Not so Roger Bottle. He tells you what he thinks with no obfuscation. And makes a convincing, jargon-free, argument based on solid facts and rigorous analysis. He sees the European Union status quo as a mess: “The EU is the most important thing that… Read more
An enjoyable and well-written insight into the British rock music industry. A first hand account by one of its leading pioneers.
Chris Wright was not at Woodstock in 1969 (this absence, he says, was one of his "greatest regrets") but it is about the only major music event or artist in the past 40 or so years he seems to have missed. A good autobiography (and this is a very good one) tells you as much about the era as about the subject. If you want the low down on how the music, radio, television and sports industries really work you will find it here.
"One Way or Another" (he borrows the title from Blondie one of his numerous A list artists) is the ultimate insiders… Read more
Consulting firm, McKinsey & Co, has been saddled with lurid descriptions: "Jesuits of commerce", "Marine Corps with calculators", and "MI5 with MBAs". "The Firm" - as it nicknames itself - is sometimes described as secretive and reclusive. This book sets out to discover the truth - and, by and large, succeeds. It debunks many McKinsey myths and gives a deep insight into its culture and leadership. But it is not uncritical and there are parts that McKinsey and its 23,000 alumni won't like.
Author Duff McDonald has done a phenomenal amount of research and seems to have enjoyed unprecedented access to many of McKinsey's normally reticent Managing Directors. The notable exception… Read more