Alex Higgins RIP

July 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Like many who grew up in the eighties it was impossible to ignore snooker’s heyday. Not long after colour technology made snooker palatable for TV audiences the characters of the game were unleashed on a public hungry to learn more about this weird ‘sport’. I remember lapping it all up.

Ever wanted to ask a famous billionaire a question and have listened in vain to countless interviews with said person and urged the interviewer to ask the question you wanted? I finally got my wish. A few months ago I wrote here about how Bill Gates predicted the iPhone (he called it the “wallet PC”) […]

Last year in Tanzania I interviewed leading economist Jeffrey Sachs about aid to Africa. He was quite dismissive of my suggestion that South Korea was a good example of how a country can come from behind and make it without succumbing to all the problems that have plagued African countries (a suggestion incidentally which I […]

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison . . .