• Life

    One year on: embracing uncertainty

    I’m supposed to be back in London right now, sitting behind a computer, probably on Level 23, at Barclays’ global headquarters in Canary Wharf, surrounded by glass and steel. Instead, I’m in Puerto Varas, a town on the edge of…

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    Two reflections from my first four months off work

    Almost exactly four months ago, I started my year off from work. Since then, I’ve traveled over 25,000 miles by plane, train and automobile, spent quality time with friends from all parts of my life, visited climbing gyms in 5…

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    A career break? No, a life recharge.

    Day One. Of 12 months off from work. What a feeling. Today is the culmination of a decision I made over 12 months ago during a whirlwind 10-day trip from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Overlooking Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina’s…