Definitely, the No. 1 lesson from my career is: ‘Be super-lucky’. But if there was an actual aspect that didn’t depend on luck, it was being willing to give up while we still had options. We made the decision [to shut down Glitch] while we still had enough time and money left that we could pivot into something new.
The German pricing law exists to prevent any bookseller from undercutting their rivals. The law is rooted in the country’s belief that books are a necessity to a free-thinking, pluralistic society; one of the most moving monuments to the Nazi-era terror is a white room full of empty bookshelves recalling the volumes burned in 1933. The law is also considered a measure to ensure the survival of smaller bookshops and publishers.
In their deposition to the Freedom of Information case, Devon and Cornwall police referred to a burglary case that was dropped because it would have required them to divulge the location of an ANPR camera. Instead, they said, it was preferable to withdraw the prosecution “so that the integrity of that camera could be maintained for future use.”
They could have responded to this sequence of events with the same care and transparency in which they respond to a service outage.
A gang of Farmville fans in Romania who conned their way to more than £400,000 in subsidies for fake farms is suing the government after payments were stopped.
Inspired by the online game, the eight men claimed to have 1,860 cows and received about £100 per animal over three years.
The group say they weren’t told the farms had to be real when they applied and are taking their case to court.