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About Mark Richards

A previous financial services business owner, Mark is an experienced Journalist Speaker, Speechwriter and Coach. He has written for a number of websites related to the financial sector and won numerous awards. Mark has also published a number of books.

The Rise and Rise of Esports

By |2019-04-05T10:05:38+00:00April 5th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. This is a busy weekend of sport, with the Grand National and the FA Cup semi-finals. But what will the sporting scene look like in ten years’ time? Will traditional sports have given way to Esports? And could Esports be a viable career path for your son or daughter? As anyone with [...]

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March Economic Round-Up

By |2019-04-01T09:56:54+00:00April 1st, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, CL News looks back over the month just ended. So what did March bring us? As we have long predicted, what it did not bring was the UK leaving the European Union. It did bring signs of a thaw in the US/China trade [...]

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“Would you Like a Large Bot With That?”

By |2019-03-29T10:17:59+00:00March 29th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Is your job at risk from AI, robotics and automation? Estimates of the number of jobs at risk vary widely, from 800m worldwide to none at all. Yes, some jobs will undoubtedly be lost – but the evidence from Japan suggests that there is still hope for us humans… Over the last [...]

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The Irresistible March of the Bots

By |2019-03-25T10:38:36+00:00March 25th, 2019|Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Can we trust what we read any more? We have all heard the term ‘fake news:’ but as artificial intelligence becomes ever more powerful and the use of internet bots increases, will we be able to tell what is real and what is fake any more? Will there even be a place [...]

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Reasons to be Cheerful – Part 3

By |2019-03-22T11:36:16+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we did in the middle of last month, we take a day off from the doom, gloom and interminable Brexit boredom to look for some good news in the world. We celebrate the people who made a positive difference, who put a smile on plenty of faces and who gave us [...]

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Testing the Right Personality

By |2019-03-18T10:53:07+00:00March 18th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards. Personality tests are being used more and more frequently in business. The traditional approach was to dread them and deride them as a waste of time. But as companies and organisations increasingly look for different talents in a rapidly-changing world, it might be time to look forward to them… Some time around [...]

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Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

By |2019-03-15T10:32:02+00:00March 15th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. At first glance, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, and an article written by a Democratic wannabee in the US and Facebook’s longest period of ‘down’ time for ten years have little to do with each other? But are they the straws in the wind that will ultimately mean the beginning of the end [...]

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The Pace of Change Accelerates

By |2019-03-11T11:11:39+00:00March 11th, 2019|Business, Economy|

By Mark Richards. All my life there have been three fundamental facts about cars. Now all of them are under threat, and the changes they will bring will threaten the car industry as we know it. Yes, it will affect the UK – but it will affect Germany far more. We take a look at [...]

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The Office Dress Code: to Tie or not to Tie?

By |2019-03-12T11:00:17+00:00March 8th, 2019|Business|

By Mark Richards. Is there an office dress code where you work? Does it make sense? Eight years ago a Swiss bank was telling female employees what colour underwear they should choose. Now an investment bank has thrown the dress code out of the window. And with it, the item of clothing that proves women [...]

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February Economic Round-Up

By |2019-03-04T10:28:31+00:00March 4th, 2019|Economy|

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, MoneyGap looks back over the month just ended. So what did February bring us? A second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, this time in Vietnam. It also brought us the usual shenanigans over Brexit – but absolutely no progress and, as [...]

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