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Tricks of the trade put us at ease

Whilst waiting for our luggage to emerge at Mexico City airport, a couple of years ago, I recalled how the management at an airport a few hundred miles north in Houston, Texas, had struggled to solve a perplexing problem.

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It’s the taking part that counts

Sébastien Bras did the unthinkable. After maintaining three Michelin stars for almost two decades alongside his father at their Le Suquet restaurant in Laguiole, Bras revealed he would be returning the highest accolade in the restaurant business.

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Small is beautiful for towns

We recently asked people to nominate their favourite local independent businesses on the Hotfoot Facebook page – and the results so far have been a revelation.

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Water – a master of invention

Water is odourless, colourless and tasteless. But that has not stopped brands from working to convince us that their water has special properties to justify a premium price.

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Bullish about guerrilla art

On a cold December morning in 1989, New Yorkers awoke to discover a large bronze sculpture, known as Charging Bull, had been installed in the middle of Broad Street under a 60ft Christmas tree, directly in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

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A proposal of pure genius

In 1997, the ad agency AMV BBDO entered a pitch for the Guinness advertising account, which they hoped to win from the incumbent agency Ogilvy & Mather.

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