“It's decades since we've had bright kids from poor backgrounds bursting down the doors of the Establishment.”
- Boris Johnson, speaking about inequality at the Centre for Social Justice. He also used the opportunity to communicate his position on a wider range of issues including the Labour leadership race, the 24-hour Tube and Calais.
Article of the week
"It is this trust deficiency that OYO is trying to combat,” says the 21-year old founder of OYO.
OYO is an Indian start-up that uses technology and standardisation to address the massive problem of finding affordable and predictable quality hotel accomodation in India. This Forbes article explores why and how its founder is following the Uber - not the Airbnb - model for hotels.
Song of the week
Paying tribute to everyone who found themselves walking significantly further than usual as a result of the Tube strike, here's a classic from Nancy Sinatra:
Discovery of the week
This summer, Mabel's Bar and Kitchen in Covent Garden has become our new go-to place for a post-work drink with some bread and olives. Standing outside on the lovely Maiden Lane and enjoying the relaxed vibe in the sun (or lack thereof) makes for a delighful evening.
Twitter account of the week
Harvard Business Review regularly posts articles from its website - HBR.org. You can access a certain number of articles for free each month, but for this summer only, it is offering unlimited access. Get exploring!