I had it all and I gave it all up. Best decision in my life.
I was in charge of a start-up in Russia for the European Retail giant Kingfisher. I managed half the buying team, had a huge strategic input into the format of the first stores, and felt like I was genuinely creating something Continue reading
Or, of course, a mother….
There are very few situations in life where you only have one chance.
If you fail your driving test, you try again. If you get fired, the next job always offers potential salvation. Even marriage is sadly not so sacred these days, for Continue reading
I’m a very proud Dad. I have a six-year-old son and a daughter, who has just turned eight. I realized long ago that they are growing up fast. Their curious little minds absorb everything that surrounds them. Their ears prick up whenever they hear Daddy on the phone. They are trying to make sense of Continue reading
The four of us have had a roller coaster ride as a little family unit.
We lived for the first few years of family life in St Albans, a leafy UK market town full of middle-class contentment. While that was the sort of lifestyle we aspired to at the time, as my wife is from Russia (we’ve been married for 14 Continue reading