Plato thought that the state ought to be run by “philosopher kings”, wise chaps who perceived the deeper truths of the universe, the forms that lie behind the world we see. Plato could be a bit of a loon, as the foregoing suggests, and for millennia people have been lining up to give the idea of philosopher kings a kicking. Ed Miliband’s speech at the UK's Labour Party conference reminded us why.
You’ll rarely see a bad photo of David and Victoria Beckham, the British couple who have managed to transform themselves from regular celebrities into a massive global family brand. They have carefully crafted their image – and the success of their efforts is something many family businesses could learn from, according to a new study.
Following the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO, Apple feels like a more fragile company today. The share price fell and those who work there or for one of the chip-makers and other businesses that rely on Apple will be wondering what the future holds. Maybe that’s irrational, but the company’s image is so connected with Jobs that there will be some bitten fingernails in the tech world.
What is it with billionaires and “the beautiful game”? Football clubs seem to have become the latest must-have possession for any self-respecting billionaire over the last few years, with prominent families and individuals investing in well-known teams.