Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck. He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England.
Untroubled by history, Rome’s sportsmen and women play their games in Mussolini’s stadiums.
It’s a convenient refuge for coaches and bosses across sport and business, but “they’re all leaders” is analogous with adding “executive” to everyone’s job title.
How the global financial crisis changed the former Bank of England governor’s thinking about economics.
At times during my cricket career, it felt as though sport had been turned into Gradgrindian pedagogy. Leicester's fearless showing in the Premier League is a breath of fresh air.
If you don’t trust people, at least make sure that you imprison them, seems to be the idea.
Are we inclined to overestimate the innovator – the first, the forerunner, the anticipator of the zeitgeist – and correspondingly underestimate the artist who brilliantly masters existing forms?
A Test match is not just sport, it is a sustaining way to spend the whole day - and it needs to feel like an experience
Sport, especially English sport, has a blind spot about intelligence.
When Mourinho described Wenger as “a specialist in failure”, it was not cruelly accurate but sadly false. It showed the limitations of Mourinho’s world-view.
Why does one player rather than another of equal achievement lodge indelibly in the memory?
As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.