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The Everything Blueprint tells the story of Arm, the microchip designer that has grown from the ashes of Acorn Computers to become the UK's biggest tech success for decades. Today its designs are licensed 1000 times per second and used in smartphones, laptops, cars, data centres, household appliances and AI as chips are implanted across everyday life.

How did Arm succeed? How did it forge vital partnerships with Apple and Amazon and beat off competition from Intel? How does the UK create more Arms? 


The book also explores the remarkable microchip supply chain that explains much of the current US/China tension over Taiwan. Find out more here.

The Financial Times chose The Everything Blueprint as one of its best summer books of 2023. 

“A gripping and inspiring read.” Sir James Dyson

“A tapestry stretching from the first transistor to ChatGPT.” Sir Michael Moritz

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Where chief executives and company presidents lead, thousands follow. These elites make tough calls on strategies which will affect jobs, investment and shareholder returns. But their impact is far greater than numbers on a balance sheet. Their personalities set the tone of their organisation. Do these people have anything in common?

Featuring interviews and encounters with numerous bosses, my book The Nine Types of Leader introduces some obvious and some not so obvious types and explores how the leaders of tomorrow will improve their game by borrowing from the nine types of leader that exist today. Find out more here

“A fresh, thoughtful, modern look at business leadership.” Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

“Long on narrative, short on jargon and very entertaining.” Sir Peter Bazalgette, ITV chairman

“James’s thoughtful taxonomy points the way towards better leadership.” Dambisa Moyo, global economist and author



FTSE is a modern British brand recognised the world over. They are just four letters on an electronic ticker tape, but FTSE has become a byword for money, power, influence and - crucially after numerous financial crises - trust.

This book by the founding chief executive of FTSE Russell, Mark Makepeace, written with me, chronicles how the FTSE 100 was born. It is the story of how a team of British innovators seized an opportunity to build a business that today guides the fortunes of an astonishing $16 trillion of funds. Find out more here

“Richly detailed, and written with an attractively light touch, bringing out personalities as well as indices, this is an important contribution to our understanding of how the modern City has developed.” David Kynaston, social historian and author of City of London: The History and Austerity Britain 1945–1951.

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