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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Business
19 July 2012
The cult of busyness is a cutural malaise.
Culture
04 July 2012
All things considered, I should have spent more time in form – somewhere near the top of my game – than I...
Ideas
29 March 2012
It sounds crazy, given how often we refer to it in everyday life, but the idea of luck has been under attack....
Books
12 March 2012
The US economist H Woody Brock isn't satisfied with feeling that, on balance, he is on the right side of the argument....
Sport
01 March 2012
It's not me, it's you. They are English football's final words to every manager as he heads for the exit...
Books
31 October 2011
Notes on Them and US: from the Mayflower to Obama - the British, the Americans and the Special Relationship Justin...
Books
06 October 2011
Rafa: My Story Rafael Nadal with John CarlinSphere, 272pp, £17.99Golden ages are usually tricks of history, myths born...
Culture
16 July 2010
The challenge of writing a book about a celebrated sports match is that we already know the ending. Where's the drama?...
Books
25 April 2010
In the age of the Indian Premier League, it is hard to believe that the English distinction between gentlemen and...

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