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I'm the son of an English clergyman and a Burmese mother, was born in Bangladesh, grew up in the UK, have lived in London, New York, Paris and Boston and now live in Northwestern Connecticut. I graduated from Oxford with a BA and MA in Classics, then spent ten years as a newspaper reporter mainly for The Daily Telegraph of London. From 1998-2002, I was the paper's New York correspondent and from 2002-2004 it's Paris Bureau Chief. During that time I reported on scores of events from more than 20 countries, led our newspaper's coverage of the 9/11 attacks on New York, and interviewed politicians, movie stars, religious conservatives and libertines. In 2004, I decided to leave Paris and go to Harvard Business School, where I received my MBA in 2006, an experience I wrote about in Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School. Since then, I have worked at Apple, developing an internal executive education program, as a writer at the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Education, and as a contributing columnist to the Financial Times. In 2012, I was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome, when I had the extraordinary experience of meeting and interviewing Silvio Berlusconi. I am married and have two sons and a dog.