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Journalist, Public Speaker and Author Richard is dedicated to my work as an independent journalist, commentator, author and public speaker. You can find my Financial Times columns on work, sailing and fishing here plus blogs covering all of these topics with links in the left-hand sidebar. Delve in to the work section and you will find close on 1,000 articles arranged under topic headings. If you would like to get in touch with me find my contact details using the 'contact' button in the top navigation bar.

Richard Donkin

Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year 2011 in the Digital Management Book Category

What the judges said...

'The Future of Work is a book by an acknowledged master in the field, an author who treads the same path as Charles Handy and Richard Leyard, someone who realises that the nature of our working lives and the satisfaction or otherwise that we gain from them are subjects too important to be left to the writers of dusty textbooks.'

The Future of Work is published by Palgrave MacMillan.

You can order it here. Quotes from the book.


The History of Work is published by Palgrave MacMillan.

This is a revised and newly titled edition (published in May 2010) of Blood Sweat and Tears.




What's new in fishing

Marlin fishing in Madeira

What's new on Donkin blogs

Donkin Life: Condemned, Apres le Deluge,  Death in the family, Pop bitch, Joseph Kony and that video, How not to get published, Marie Colvin, killed in action, Out to lunch.

Fishing notes: Hut talk, Ballogie, Orkla tussle, West Country Salmon, Screaming reels on Norway's River Orkla, Dee fishing for sale, Some thoughts on Spring salmon fishing.

The Future of Work: Climate for ideas, Shopping Genius, Faceless on facebook, The New World of Work, Moving up the ranks at Jaguar Land Rover, Rock botton, the solid foundation, Feeding the feral rich,  Career path .

Sailing - Cardinal points: Record Breakers, Williams and GAC Pindar win third title, Here comes the sun,  Five men in a boat, The future is multi-hull, says Spithill, Team Concise, A quiet day in Valencia.

Rob Donkin's Flash Games

Click here to find out about Rob Donkin's latest flash games, Badeggs on line, Battle Beavers, The Adventures of Red, Hambo, The legend of the Golden Robot, Popopop and many more or play them on his website Read his blog and gain an insight into his games. View the games he has created here. The games are free to download.

What's new in sailing

Sailing with Ben Ainslie

Middle East Sailing

Cornish Crabber back in business

Panerai Classic Yachts regatta, Cowes

Swallows and Amazons revisited

What's old in the archive

In light of the recent rampage shootings in Cumbria I thought this article might be of interest to anyone trying to understand the appeal of guns. It was first published in the Financial Times shortly after the Dunblane shootings.

Guns - to ban or not to ban

Who was the world's greatest worker? - Read this article

The Foggitt Files - a series of diary notes on weather lore written between 1988 and 1992.

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