Ed Smith is a journalist and author, most recently of Luck: What It Means and Why It Matters (Bloomsbury, £8.99). He is a former professional cricketer and played for both Middlesex and England. He is on Twitter as @EdSmithWriter

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Sport
11 February 2014
He was not an inspirational figure.
Education
06 February 2014
An anti-Marxist but never a conservative.
Sport
22 January 2014
The unifying effect of sport.
Sport
09 January 2014
Dynasties, after all, can wind up frighten­ingly quickly.
Lifestyle
19 December 2013
Occasionally, sport matters.
Lifestyle
27 November 2013
A wider range of lifestyle choices is progress.
Media
21 November 2013
A mission to restore moral authority.
Sport
14 November 2013
Why leadership isn't a skill.
Lifestyle
07 November 2013
How did we allow ourselves to be duped, charmed and flattered?
Sport
24 October 2013
All sportsmen wish they could be just a bit better. If only the ratio of good days to bad could be rebalanced slightly...
Sport
21 October 2013
The last days of Roger Federer.
Lifestyle
17 October 2013
What looks like form is more likely to be pure randomness.
Politics
10 October 2013
The importance of party conference speeches – such as the one David Cameron delivered from Manchester on...

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