Am on the road again. This time in Kiev, city of green avenues and golden domes. I’m here writing a business supplement on Ukraine – my other job, besides writing about psychology etc, is writing about emerging markets, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Going on a business trip brings home one of the paradoxes Read more…

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I went to see Mike Leigh’s new film, Happy Go Lucky, at the Tricycle in Kilburn yesterday, and saw Leigh himself get up on stage to answer the audience’s questions after the show. He told us that his film, about an incorrigibly chirpy and upbeat primary school teacher, was supposed to make us feel good, Read more…

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