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Awesome Superyachts: Nero

Its been a while, but I thought I would continue my little series on impressive superyachts. This is one that is very different to the first one (which was the ...

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Japanese Light Trucks

Japan is great. I was very lucky to go there for work many years ago. More than any other country I have been to, it is like landing on an ...

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Why we Don’t See More Aliens on Earth

So today apparently is the day that the Voyager space probe launched in 1977 will reach the edge of our solar system and become the first man made object to ...

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What I do all day (3)

Recent beet.tv interview with me talking about audiences and video. http://www.beet.tv/2013/04/groupm-xaxis.html

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What I do all Day (2)

Good video from a recent panel I participated on with Rubicon and the other agency trade desks at AdWeek Europe. Well moderated and good discussion. Worth a look. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xydai3_agency-trading-desks-guaranteed-delivery-the-1st-annual-real-time-trading-update-from-europe-s-buy-s_news#.UX5k0LXvtSK

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Book Review: The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

Let me say right upfront that I absolutely loved this book. As someone who has spent 3 months living in Chicago, it was fascinating to read about the history, especially presented in this historical fiction format. Larson intertwines the two separate tales of the Devil and the White City, as well as the separate tales […]

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Book Review: Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Wow. What a fantastic book. I could not put it down. I’m not really an avid reader of history or war books, but was travelling in Cambodia at the time, and had read lots of books about that country, when I decided a dose of Vietnam war would help with context. I have no idea […]

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Book Review: Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind

If you liked the West Wing as much as I did, then you will love this. Suskind has a great writing style, he manages to (pretty much) articular often complicated concepts very clearly and in a way that a lay-person could understand (I think – I have worked in finance, so its a little hard […]

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Shard

Over the past year we in London have all been watching the shard take shape. I have a splendid view of proceedings from my office window, so have watched it on a daily basis. From the angle that I look at it from, it looks like the Bat Building, with ears. So the BBC video on […]

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Honesty at Nokia

Firstly, my apologies for the radio silence. I am going to try and put a bit more effort into my blog again. I have recently come across this blog post on the WSJ, and was absolutely fascinated by the absolute honesty. With lines like: “The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product […]

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Lucky Miss for the Lego Man!

Of course I feel lucky that Earth did not get hit by the near-miss asteroid recently. But frankly, I’m also glad that the Canadian lego man with the flag didn’t get wiped out!

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Twin Towers

Someone showed me this years ago, and it really is quite scary. If you take a 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollar bill, and fold them in exactly the same way, you get frightening representations of iconic U.S. Government buildings and the trees that surround them, being turned into images of the attack on the […]

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Old Market, Siem Reap

These photos were taken on an end-of-rainy season trip to a local market for local people this year in Siem Reap in Cambodia. The Old Market is a great mixture of colourful stalls, merchandise and characters. All images are subject to copyright.

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