Connecting the dots

It’s no understatement to say that Jean-Claude Biver is shaking up the watch industry. The Rake takes a look at his latest model for TAG Heuer, a watch that puts personalisation at the forefront. TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver is on a roll: “You never know what’s happening in the future so now we have…

The man who makes shoes for LeBron

Basketball shoe legend Aaron Cooper has been creating footwear for athletes, and the public, for over 20 years. You have a cool job don’t you? I love it. I keep getting speeding tickets on my way to work. How many pairs of sneakers do you own? I literally have no collection of sneakers, because I…

Here’s the problem with Virtual Reality

As VR is becoming commonplace in our lives, experts tell EDGAR there may be real side effects. Virtual Reality is not actually new, with basic systems having come out in the 1950s, but even up until recently it was little more than a gimmick, looking more like the video for Dire Straits Money For Nothing…

The strange case of Nic Cage’s Action Comics No1

The latest Superman reboot will once again re-tell the origins of the Man of Steel, just as the 1978 Richard Donner film did and the Smallville TV series did, and the comics did and so on. As a story, it’s nothing new. Superman’s backstory was first described in 1938, in Action Comics No.1, and not…

Rebuilding Lego

The story of Lego’s rise, near bankruptcy and spectacular comeback is one worth knowing, because the lessons they learned to return from the brink are ones that apply to a business in any field. But also, it’s a story about a company that does something special. Few corporations in the history of humanity do as…

Prima cinema

Home cinema worthy of the name… if you can afford it Let’s start with the bad news. There is an informal club called the Bel Air Circuit and you’re probably not a member, nor will you ever be invited to join. Founded decades ago by movie moguls including Louis B Mayer and Daryl Zanuck, it’s…

Dubai and the chessboard-shaped city

Whatever happened to the Emirate’s weirdest mega-project? Those of you who remember Dubai prior to the financial crash will recall a time when there was a new “mega-project” launched on what seemed like a weekly basis. Chess City was perhaps the strangest of them all. In October 2004 it was announced that a $2.6 billion…