James Max - James Max is a broadcaster, columnist and business expert


James Max is a broadcaster, columnist and business expert

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James Max is a broadcaster, columnist and business expert. He presents Early Breakfast every weekday on TalkRADIO between 5 – 6.30am. Writes a regular column “Rich People’s Problems” for FT Money and undertakes advisory work with a range of companies. He’s also a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal Albert Hall. A regular contributor […]

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Read James in the FT


Read James’ regular column for the Financial Times HERE.

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Autumnal Max Mixtape


A veritable feast. Let’s get tucked in! Of course I must start with One Direction’s new video “Live While We’re Young” Of course they are the biggest boy band on the planet. Gratuitous nakedness is an inevitable consequence of their fame and celebrity. What a shame. Enjoy! Did I mention that I met Harry? Skyfall […]

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Just in time for the summer sun – a collection of all that’s HOT!

It’s July. It’s not really been summer to remember. Yet. We didn’t win the football. We didn’t win the tennis and it has rained. Lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain. How depressing. I know. It was all looking SO bad. But now the Jet Stream has moved north, the sunshine has arrived. Here’s […]

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The June Max Mixtape – bring some sunshine into your life

It’s June. Although with the rain, wind and cold you wouldn’t think so. At least the wettest drought in history has come to an end and we can get our hosepipes out again. Anyway. To this month’s selection for the Max Mixtape.. 10 years after winning Pop Idol, he’s still with us. And rightly so. […]

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The May MaxMixTape

We must start this month with Avicii’s forthcoming release “Silhouettes”. After the success of “Levels” this is surely going to storm the charts. It’s a superb track and this young DJ is clearly not going to be a one hit wonder. One of the great talents to arrive in 2012. If you like The X […]

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April Max Mixtape

April sees a huge amount of bubble-gum pop released to deluge us. Arguably I have left the best until last so don’t forget to scroll all the way down for this month’s alternative bits! Let’s kick off with Carly Rae Jepsen to bring you up to speed with the latest pop trash. “Call Me Maybe”. […]

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My take on Pasty-gate, Cam Dine With Me and the other PR gaffes


It would be easy to write a blog on how many mistakes Mr Cameron and his team have made this week. Indeed it as if he and his Chancellor are trying to break Gordon Brown’s record of “Just how many PR gaffes can we make in a week?” So what I thought I would do […]

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The Budget 2012 – The Max Verdict


Many of the measures set out in the Budget for 2012 will probably help the economy move forward but there is a very nasty smell about. It’s the property industry that will suffer most. The raising of Stamp Duty from 5 – 7% for properties over £2 million is a mansion tax in another guise. […]

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Why tax isn’t coming down any time soon


In the run-up to The Budget, posturing and discussion will always dominate the headlines. What tax should go?Which should stay?Who should pay more? And what loopholes should close? Although, for many reasons, the tax burden should be reduced. It won’t be. Wages have not increased to take account of the rises in taxation that we […]

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