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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 ultra modern SeaForceOne). The absolutely beautiful Nero is however not old. Just not modern. She is in fact brand new, having been constructed in 2008 […]

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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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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 alien  planet.  Almost nothing is familiar, the entire country seems to move at a different pace and in a different way to the rest of […]

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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 travel into interstellar space. Thats pretty awesome. The best part is that although it was built in the 70s, it is powered by plutonium which […]

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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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