Category Archives: Ideas

The Fourth Estate and Social Media

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Tweet Last night’s ABC TV programme, MediaWatch, opened a bit of a floodgate on the issue of what constitutes journalism in social channels following the show. This is interesting partly because it was evidence of what the show essentially concluded … Continue reading

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Orange Blog Bus tour is GO!

Tweet [En] San Francisco Blogger Tour presentation from Orange In 2 weeks I’ll be getting started with the Orange Blog Bus tour of Silicon Valley along with Glenn Le Santo, Dr Sue Black, Julien Fourgeaud and many others.  I’m delighted … Continue reading

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On Old Media, New Media and the Fourth Estate

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Tweet Over the past couple of weeks in Australia, the main old media players in the newspaper sector, Fairfax Media and News Ltd have both announced changes to their business plans and an increasing focus on digital channels.  Fairfax will … Continue reading

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Updates, blog posts and general excitement about the new job

Tweet It’s been a while since I have had a chance to blog here, but that’s been because I’ve been flat out moving back to Oz and getting settled at 1000heads. I’m now happily ensconced in the Sydney office and … Continue reading

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National Freelancers’ Day

National Freelancers

Tweet On this day, designed to be a celebration of the contribution of freelancers to the UK economy, I’d like to share my own perspective of the life of a freelancer. As is my wont, I am going to be … Continue reading

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Update and new ideas on influence

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Tweet Once again, I’ve been flat out in recent weeks preparing for the imminent launch of HiBROW, the arts experiences site and company for which I am Chief Operating Officer, as well as preparing presentations and fulfilling client contracts.  I’ll … Continue reading

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India and the art of hospitality

India gift for the teacher

Tweet I’ve just returned from a fantastic period in India teaching International Marketing to MBA students in Bangalore at Christ University, and tough as the hours were, it was great to be teaching again.   But I think what stays … Continue reading

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Quick update

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Tweet It’s been a while since I’ve posted, primarily because I didn’t see much point in recording the various world events, be they political patches, royal matches or terrorist dispatches.  But as I’ve had a few pings from people, it seems appropriate … Continue reading

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The Art of Brevity

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Tweet There’s been a great deal of teeth-gnashing and wringing-of-hands lately about social media and its supposed impact on deep thinking and considered argument formation, let alone relationship development.  These (largely groundless) concerns miss a crucial aspect of deep thinking: … Continue reading

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The Economy Class Survival Kit

Economy class survival kit

Tweet Planning a long haul flight in 2011? Are you going to be stuck in cattle class, rather than living it up in Business or First? Take hope! I have THE Economy Class Survival Kit. It’s relatively cheap, as comfortable … Continue reading

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