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On what matters now

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Please click below for the most significant new issues and ideas from around the world and contact us if you'd like our help in creating value from these headlines.

On what may matter in the future

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We bring you the very latest on the trends that may impact us all, over the years and decades to come.

Please contact us for help in creating value from these trends.


On what mattered in the past

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Trying to work out which shifts, in which centuries, have really shaped the modern world. a historian identified the 10 leading drivers of change, century by century. ...read more

On Leonard Cohen

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"His voice has aged into a worn-leather bass that, emanating from well-like depths, might pass for the weary voice of God" - from No Cooler Cat Than Cohen by Adrian Chamberlain.

Happy 80th Birthday to Leonard Cohen.

"Leonard Cohen offers the possibility of living with grace, dignity, and integrity, without submitting to illusions, without succumbing to indifference, and without indulging in denial of our own failures and flaws, in a world that is too often corrupt & malevolent" - Allan Showalter

Grateful to once again have had the privilege to see my joint all-time favourite, touring his new(ish) album, in Mönchengladbach on 6th September 2012, and again at his Oberhausen concert on 25th June 2013, during his next/continuing world tour. ...read more

On Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne's Essais help us better frame and address the fundamental question: "how to live?"

Montaigne has been covered well in both In Our Time and in a Philosophy Bites interview with Sarah Bakewell - listen also to Bakewell on Montaigne and/or read her series of Guardian articles about Montaigne.

For more on Montaigne, see e.g:.