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Margaret Thatcher vs British Airways: a tale of tailfin trauma

The final instalment of our Margaret Thatcher trilogy focuses on brand. Every brand is owned by its customers. This makes life hard for brand managers, but the challenge is most … Continue reading

22 April 2013 · 1 Comment

Nice joke, if you can get it: why David Lodge’s self-indulgence works on so many levels

Warning: contains spoilers for David Lodge’s Nice Work and (in general terms) for a number of nineteenth century novels… On Sunday, I mentioned that as part of my general revisiting … Continue reading

16 April 2013 · 4 Comments

For the truth about Margaret Thatcher, watch The Breakfast Club

Since Margaret Thatcher died, everyone’s had an opinion. There’s been a lot to read. The hagiographical stuff. (And if I have to read one more time that quote about if … Continue reading

14 April 2013 · 12 Comments