Life of Speed

Mike Hailwood knew how to win world titles and how to have fun; but he didn’t like explaining things

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12 Quotes from World Business Cultures

A dozen quotes and insights from the shortlisted book World Business Cultures – and How to Unlock Them

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‘No Problema’, When You Take a Language Holiday

Mike Nicks samples a different way to enjoy a holiday – shun the beach and head for the classroom

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A Tango with Cristina

Classes in Spanish and dance lessons helped Mike Nicks to win a date with a porteña

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UK Managers are Europe’s Worst Linguists’

An expert in business culture tells Mike Nicks the bad news

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Jim Redman The Godfather at 80

Before there was Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene or Valentino Rossi there was Jim Redman, the playboy genius to whom everything – be it women or world championships – came easy. But his world was very, very different to theirs

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Why chameleons rule and dinosaurs die

Adapt or be made redundant is the mantra of the modern business world. Mike Nicks explains how middle-aged workers can survive

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On the road again – in my late 50s

The generation whose icons were Kerouac and Kesey now can’t afford to stop work, writes Mike Nicks

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Get through the language barrier

English may be universal, but you should expand your repertoire if you really want to succeed, says Mike Nicks

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Bend an ear like Beckham

Colleges around the UK have reported a stampede of enrolments in Spanish courses this autumn following the England captain’s move to Real Madrid. But why not go one better than an evening class and learn in the country itself, asks Mike Nicks

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An innocent caught out in the hard rain

Baby boomer Mike Nicks checks the options for lifetime workers

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A Place (with a pool) in the sun, but will you get burnt ?

Bargain-hunters are flocking to Spain, but the fiesta may have peaked, says Mike Nicks

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