Ron Kirk, born in Nottingham, grew up on a post war council estate. Educated in what he colloquially called ‘Player Academy’. Fortunately for him he was to be blessed with a cadre of teachers who gave him the keys into the real world.
During his formative years, he held executive and financial positions for such companies as the Anglo-American Group, Courtaulds and Mansfield Brewery.
In his mid-forties, he changed to a fully-fledged entrepreneur. For example, he was a member of the team for the proposed acquisition for MG Rover, a prime mover for successful major acquisitions and ran his own businesses.
Solitude and loneliness are a natural part of life. It happens to everyone at some stage. It is not confined to the ‘social misfits’ or the ‘losers’ in society. Those perceived as successful, with abundant friends and progressive careers, they can succumb too. James was a case in point. He l...
Seagulls are much-maligned creatures. The general public regard them as a nuisance, feral delinquents and low-life scavengers, prone to being aggressive for no apparent reason. Only vultures, it seems, compete at the same social level. Yet the truth is that if you take the time to observe them, they...