Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck. He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England.
Silicon Valley has us hooked on digital dope. A “dumb phone” is one way to break that addiction.
China’s attempt to disrupt the global football market lacks one crucial element: love for the game.
From the boardroom to the sports ground, managers need to step back for creativity to thrive.
The central irrationality inside sport is the dread of looking conspicuously wrong, which is even more powerful than wanting to be proved right.
If we want to resist the Trumpification of politics, what we need is restraint, duty and incorruptibility.
The US election was a contest between obvious vulgarity and devious vulgarity.
Theo Epstein is a star because he values the person as much as the player.
It is easy to understand Cameron’s frustrations with May. But her convictions have been tested over a long period than his.
For lessons on how to run the economy, we should look to the Premier League, not Team GB.
Success is always a balancing act, and Jones is a master of both diligence and surprise.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?