Ian Leslie is a writer, author of CURIOUS: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, and writer/presenter of BBC R4's Before They Were Famous.
Like a single brown M&M in the bowl, a questions about numbers is a tripwire – trivial by itself, but it could sound the alarm over bigger problems.
Ian Leslie discovers how the two companies show Silicon Valley’s split personality.
Instead of owning things, we are renting experiences.
Politics in 2016 was about status, stupid.
Ruth Davidson is a Christian, gay, kick-boxing army reservist who made a passionate case for the EU and has transformed the fortunes of the Tories in Scotland.
We'd have got away with it, if it weren't for that pesky Mark Carney.
What we need is cool logic.
A belief in democracy means accepting the crowd is wiser than you are as an individual.
The idea of “grit” speaks to our deepest wishes: we all want to believe in our own limitless potential, and that of our children.
The nightmare of a Trump presidency and a Brexit vote ain't gonna happen, says Ian Leslie.
The Zombie PM
The doomed premiership of Theresa May