Last year, the City witnessed the dramatic end of the Gilded Age, where both entitlement and corruption were the emblems of power. It’s time for reflection, and time for redemption. But before we start afresh in 2009, I feel we’re missing something from the City’s most powerful who caused this financial mess. It’s called remorse.
Amid the recent turmoil in the financial markets, there is still a sector of the financial services industry where there is stiff competition. And that sector is the Exchange sector i.e. stock exchanges, futures exchanges and so on.
If there's one thing we all need more of in 2009, it's Zen in our lives. Let reader-writer MonkInTheCity help. And Peter Haines? He'll remind you of what's good in the world. Sport.
Lest you think 2008 was only about the crunch, let us remind ourselves that a little bit of life also took place. The shocks of birth, the perils of street crossing, the truth about tipping, and an safe way to rebel. Against your sat nav.
Reader-Writer Billy No Box wins the award as our most prolific HITW. We give you a selection from him, as well as a bit from The Properlys, HITC Life's Etiquette Team. May we never stray from good manners again (regardless of our bonus).
This year saw the entry of a few new reader-writers who have made our lives better. Square Mylo, Sonny Blue and MrSMartinPants. Funny, why don't they write under their real names? Perhaps because they're giving us the Real Deal.
So what have you lot been reading all year? Here it is, in its simple glory. The most read stories of 2008.
Who was the great philosopher who when asked on his deathbed how to be happy said: "Be kind"? Here’s to one of London’s local heroes. David, I salute you and wish you a very wonderful 2009.
We don't need to tell you what the biggest story of the year has been. But our reader-writers have lots to tell you - about lunch, nightmares, glass houses, employers (past and present) and more.
With the holiday season and the year-end approaching, the time is right to draw a line under what must have been one of the most challenging years in banking.
World of Warcraft: Looking for Group is an hour long free documentary that takes a look at the game's 10 year history.
Paul Greengrass is said to be directing the movie, and it will be the third time Matt Damon and the director have worked together.
We know the pain, the quarter-life crisis is real and it has a whole generation crying in their pjs while they binge watch Netflix. We’ve been giving it some thought and we think we’ve found some of the culprits that have aided in this epidemic.