The Last of Us Part 2 (TLOU2) is a game built on the bloodstained foundation of revenge. It’s the driving force, an all-consuming desire to take an eye for an eye. You feel it in the brutality of the game’s combat, in the dogged, relentless nature required by players to…


When workforces are dispersed and challenges are myriad, introducing and embedding corporate social responsibility as part of their business purpose might be the answer to strengthen a company’s culture.

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The coronavirus pandemic and various countermeasures employed by governments has heralded a seismic shift in how many of us are working…


With charities and partners increasingly held to account by campaigners tackling discrimination and a lack of diversity in the third sector, pulling back the curtain on outmoded practices reveals attitudes which are as much a symptom of deeply rooted issues as they are a cause.

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Say it quietly, but there’s…


The term can be detrimental to a company’s bottom line.

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Everybody, it seems, loves a startup. Investors love their potential and the opportunity to back the next big thing. Entrepreneurs take inspiration from them, their journeys, and those in the driving seat.

There are seemingly endless articles and column niches dedicated to covering related news and exploring trends. It’s become…


Whether you’re a longterm gamer or you’re brand new, video games have been a saving grace in 2020

For millions of people, the more extreme measures taken to restrict the spread of COVID-19 have gradually become a thing of the past (second waves notwithstanding). As countless column inches have covered, this has been a time unlike any other in living memory. With so many of us confined to…


Outside of fundraising circles, the performance of a fundraiser or team of fundraisers can often be boiled down to an overly simplified black and white summary: how much was spent and how much did they raise?

For fundraising professionals, this is fundamentally what we all report against and answer to…


What’s Kanye done now — and why?

It seems as though just as we get used to the current form of Ye, the producer / rapper / artist / designer / celebrity / political candidate throws something else into the mix. There’s been plenty said and written about Mr. West, what drives him, his battles with mental…


We live in strange times, during which I fully defend the right for us all to embrace the ridiculous. So, with no further ado, I present to you a ‘Top 5’ list which answers the question literally no-one is asking: Which goat is the G.O.A.T. goat?

SO excited!

5. Excited goat faints…

Rich James

​Freelance writer. I normally write about the third sector, technology, wellbeing and popular culture. www.twofirst.co.uk

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