Share the Road

Why cyclists cycle in the middle of the lane. Read the full post »

My Paxman Debut

I went on Newsnight to explain why humanitarian aid is important but can be improved. Terrifying. Read the full post »
A view of London from The Exchange near London Bridge

Party on

Please come and meet the CGD Europe team  this Tuesday evening (6 August) from 6pm at the The Rooftop Café near the Shard. There is no charge for admission, but you'll have to buy your own drinks and food. We've reserved the whole venue, so please sign up here so we know to expect you.  Read the full post »
Dubrovnik from the city walls


We are back from a few days in Dubrovnik. Here are some photos. Read the full post »
The Front Quad of New College Oxford

What ever happened to …

I spoke at student-led conference on international development at Oxford University last night.

When I was a student at Oxford, the international development group, Third World First, used to meet in a small cafe on the Cowley Road. Last … Go to to read the rest

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PALO ALTO, CA - OCT 5: Apple website pays tribute to founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011, with a photo of him on their home page. October 5, 2011 in Palo Alto, California.

Don’t waste your time living someone else’s life

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner

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