Abercrombie & Fitch has never made me feel good. I've always left the store feeling a) robbed of money b) cold (the fabric is thin), fat (it's hard not to), and also angry in general that I'd succumbed to the societal pressures of attempting to prove I am living a certain lifestyle.
The increasingly quantitative way business gets done means leadership positions in modern enterprises are better suited to those with a numerate background, whether they self-identify as technologists or businesspeople. Look beyond the UK and the evidence is plentiful.
My colleagues often ask why I use Twitter so often. There is a belief amongst those who do not really use it that everyone is just broadcasting the details of their breakfast, or which train they are waiting for. This is a misconception.
So, can degrees be written off? May or may not be! Degrees may still matter overall, but the tech world may define a new trend in hiring where it is more your ability to do what you are supposed to rather than hire people with heavy baggage of degrees.
I'm guessing the swift departure of Chelsea's manager Andre Villas-Boas produced a wry smile in a few corporate boardrooms. Why? By no means all CEOs have Abramovich-like owners hovering over their every decision, but the need to deliver instant results is a pain they do share.
The Facebook Timeline is going to tear away this innocent ignorance and will either be a spectacular failure or will finally ensure that people think not only about what they publish. That drunken night out in 2009 could now have a direct impact on your job prospects in 2019.