Stephanie Kwolek, a chemist from Delaware, created Kevlar in 1965 as she worked for DuPont. What we know today as ‘Kevlar’, like many innovations, was stumbled upon by accident. Stephanie was working in a research team, looking for a replacement for steel which could be used for racing tyres. During the research, Stephanie had becomeContinue reading “Kevlar- radical innovation and consumer value”
I love mountains and exploring the outdoors. The further off the beaten track, the better. So it was only natural that I would be drawn to this book. Going beyond abstract thought, this book really gave insight into Adrian’s K2 journey. Triumph, yes….naturally. Trauma- wow, beyond any comprehension, and tragedy- the raw reality of theContinue reading “One Man’s Climb: a journey of trauma, tragedy and triumph on K2.”
I was drawn to this book as I have an interest in rural living. It did not disappoint. The book is one of a series which tells the story of the life of Amanda Owen and her family who live (you guessed it) in Yorkshire. Amanda had a passion for farming from a young age,Continue reading “Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess”
Wow, what a season this has been for Leeds United. When Italian entrepreneur Andrea Radrizzani bought 50% stake in Leeds United in 2017, the club was not in a good place. Five months later, Andrea acquired 100% ownership, with the ambition of ‘bringing Leeds home’. A typical entrepreneur, Andrea openly admits that he was attractedContinue reading “They are Leeds, they have won the Championship, and they have been promoted to the Premier League!”
My name is Shanice Wallace and I am thirty years of age. I went to university as a mature student because I felt that my ambition had outpaced my access to new opportunities. During my time at university, I often reminded myself how blessed I was to be doing something that I absolutely loved. However,Continue reading “I decided to go to University, and here’s why.”
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What a story to start with. I watched the documentary on Sky this week. Tea in one hand, chocolate in the other. I used to like watching wrestling as a kid. Hulk Hogan was the big name at the time. Loud music, colourful consumes, terrible acting and really (really) enthusiastic spectators- what was not toContinue reading “André the Giant”