Michael Hayman Tag

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Founders need the stamina to run a marathon, not a sprint

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here Who’d have thought it? Turns out that marathons are good for you. New research last week revealed that one of the best ways to reduce your cardiovascular age is to get your jogging shoes on...

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The Brave and the Bold

This article was first published in Great British Brands, Country and Town House, 2020 edition.  A love of luxury is one of the often overlooked hallmarks of Britain’s greatest ever leader, Sir Winston Churchill. Take champagne. His prodigious love of Pol Roger was fortified by a...

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This is a political renaissance — but can British business adapt?

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.” As history buffs will know, the Battle of Bosworth Field didn’t work out well for Richard III, and with it the last of the titanic struggles...

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Tales of Our Time: Battling through isn’t good for you

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in Country & Town House, January edition, see here.  ‘What do you mean, I am not actually a general?’ Incredulity from John Vincent, the co-founder of Leon, the healthy fast food business. The response provoked by a home truth shared that the life of an entrepreneur is very...

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Farewell to a decade of seismic change and existential anxiety

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here You’d be forgiven for not having a moment to notice, but this is a decade that is fast running out of time. The 2010s began with the unease of the consequences of the financial crash....

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Business cannot afford to sleep through this election

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here  Things can only get better — 1997, and not only a song for D:ream but an anthem that swept Tony Blair’s New Labour from obscurity to office. His hand-written message to the nation was “do...

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Recover that Olympic spirit to give London back its mojo

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “Inspire a generation.” That was the slogan for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a memory of a moment when the capital and the country felt confident about the future. Cast your mind back and...

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Only an election can sail the ship of state through the Brexit storms

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here “The world is not interested in the storms you encountered, but did you bring in the ship?” So wrote the twentieth-century writer of sea stories, William McFee. While the quote has some of the barnacles of...

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Chill out, take a breath, and don’t worry about wasting time

This piece by Michael Hayman originally appeared in City A.M, see here Shrimp salad and a gin and tonic for lunch, then back to bed for a snooze. The relaxed recipe for creative genius, as told by Liccy Dahl at a literary event last week, on the...