Remember in the first year of primary school, when you were assigned a buddy? An older, all-knowing eleven or twelve year old to show you the ropes and have your back in the playground was a lifeline for an anxious five year old negotiating the wild frontiers of school.
Deep down, we all could still do with a buddy to help us adult. In a world where photos are flat-laid and filtered and our intimacies are smeared all over the internet, a helping hand in our professional lives is a windfall. Enter: the mentor.