Hello, Hope Street residents, welcome to issue #11! Well, where has the time gone? A question we all ask as our lives have turned into Jim Carrey in The Truman show, living within a world of about 3 square miles. But this week it all felt a bit different as the UK PM changed his tone from a warm and caring “stay at home if you can..” to a more accusatory “go back to work if you can..”, leaving us all feeling that we actually exist in that neverland between battling an existential threat with a longing for the return of our personal freedoms, as imperfect as many of these were back in March.
It’s been a week also where we saw the power of the corporate world take on Big Tech (in this case Unilever and Coca Cola Facebook ad boycotts). Maybe Company execs are filling in, not perfectly, the moral vacuum where we would normally expect to find our political leaders? We have an article on the changing leadership style this week that covers this very issue, plus many more to whet your appetite.
So, like modern day Truman Burbanks, we hope you embark on your adventure this week, masked up in public, feeling more hopeful about the future and remaining a safe distance, for the sake of the vulnerable and the heroes in the NHS! Oh, and one last thing:
“Cue the sun!”