Robert Armstrong is the FT’s chief editorial writer. Previously, he edited the FT’s Lex Column. Before becoming a journalist, he worked in finance and studied philosophy.
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Why do so many rich men look like jerks?
The FT's Robert Armstrong asks if banks are driving up the wrong street
The fabric of play-school students and professors is having a revival. Will it work in the office?
Dave Lewis is the Barack Obama of UK grocery, writes Robert Armstrong
The FT's Robert Armstrong looks at the challenges ahead for Uber's new CEO
‘Blasting towards the plane in four-inch heels was the coolest thing Melania has done since entering the White House’
‘Jockeying among the elites did not always seem such a contemptible topic. From the 19th to mid-20th centuries, great novels turned on it’
The pattern of cross-border financial flows has changed since the crisis
The author understands that getting dressed, like writing, is an imposition of order
A good divorce from the EU requires a political reconfiguration in the UK
The satanic hybrid of a blazer worn with jeans proves men everywhere have lost the style plot
Jeremy Corbyn, emerging from the loo, delivers a reminder of the dangers of wearing a baseball hat
An inflated sense of our own wisdom is making us dumber and less civil. Can the experts bring us back into line?
Sellers grab market share, visionaries transform the market itself
The circle of life and a hot stock market to replace the Elton John soundtrack
Economics alone struggles to explain the German carmaker’s disastrous choices
The chain is doing as well as it can with an obsolete model, says Robert Armstrong
Why businesses and markets need to make room for selfless instincts in order to succeed
The former London Mayor’s goofball style ceased to be an asset when he was appointed foreign minister
Over apple fizz and celeriac soup in London, the sage of ‘superforecasting’ talks about the Brexit curveball and why political pundits get it wrong
A baffled New Yorker goes in search of ancestry, middle England and why so many are flirting with Brexit
Casual Friday has engineered a hostile takeover, but the suits will win again
Could the presidential hopeful’s particular brand of bad clothes work beautifully for him?
All the big businesses of the future will have to be as bold or bolder than their smaller peers, writes Robert Armstrong, the FT’s head of Lex
It is difficult to tease out the boss’s influence of the boss when analysing a business, writes Robert Armstrong