​As a freelancer I contribute regularly to Times and Sunday Times supplements, with more than 100 articles published. I've interviewed eight prime ministers across the EU, the secretary-general of OPEC, and conducted around 2,500 interviews in my career. 

Other frequent commissions come from the Daily Telegraph comment section, The Marketer, Project magazine, Strategies for Growth, CIMA Financial Managment, First Voice and Real Deals.

I write regularly for banks and the Big Four. I'm pretty versatile, for exampling helping French financial services company Ingenico create English language marketing materials for their Android payment terminal.

My first love is tech start-ups, and I'm still heavily involved in writing for ambitious young companies, such as the challenger bank Tide.


I occasionally am asked to consult on the direction of magazines, and have put together pitches for contacts up for tenders, eg Financial Management for Seven Publishing (we won the tender).


Events, competitions, and research projects are regular requests. I won a PR Week Award for work with Cisco, and have run things such as the 50 to Watch in Mobile with O2, Future 50 for Real Business, and judged the CBI Growing Business Awards.


I have written white papers for the likes of Barclays and Blue Yonder, and consulted on brand changes for FTSE 100 companies.


I am always happy to talk about projects.



White papers



In-depth research

Economic analysis




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I have a strong interest in philosophy, in particular epistemology and theories of truth such as Edmumd Gettier's paper "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" and Karl Popper's concept of falsifiability.

Central planning in the Soviet Union is something I research, perhaps because it's so at odds with entrepreneurial culture I work in. 

I am a keen reader, and subscribe to The Spectator, New Scientist, Philosophy Now, and am a student of wine, and memory skills. Learning Italian, and frequent visitor to Florence and Rome.


Currently writing How to Learn.

Trinity College Dublin - History, First Class hons


​In 1999 I graduated from TCD in history, specialising in the Merovingian and Dark Ages, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Tudors. My dissertation was on William Cecil, Elizabeth I's secretary of state, and the architect of England's rise to greatness in the Sixteenth Century.



Oundle School, Northamptonshire


​I went to boarding  school in the county where was born and raised. Always happy to hear from OOs - they seem to get around.



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