Steve Layman has a great excerpt from Keith Richards’ Life: “We had two lines and an interesting chord sequence, and then something else took over somewhere in this process. I don’t want to say mystical, but you can’t put your finger on it. Once you’ve got that idea, the rest will come. It’s like you’ve […]
A breath-taking collection of images from National Geographic. My favourites include the raccoon ambush, the butterflies, the polar bear, frosty trees and red fox. How many favourites am I allowed? Images: National Geographic This post also appeared on SovereignProfessional.com.
MusicRadar / Total Guitar headlines its article with a quote from Eric Clapton: “Maybe the guitar is over”. However, beneath the slightly unfair quote, it reports: “The WP article quotes data gathered by Music Trades magazine that indicates a 19% (approx.) fall in revenue at Fender, from $675 million to $545 million, with Gibson down by a […]
The BBC has some top screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind A Few Good Men, The Social Network, The West Wing, The Newsroom and much more. This caught my eye: Instead of format-intensive books with high levels of technical detail, Sorkin credits Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman with teaching him the […]
In a market where productions from all over the world are competing for viewers’ attention, it is the writer’s voice that can make or break a series. Those that have succeeded have achieved “pure creative freedom” The Economist’s Prospero column has an interesting article on European screenwriters and the allure of writing for television. […]
LinkedIn is becoming a powerful channel for B2B content marketers. Interesting article in AdWeek. Authenticity and polite discourse are two reasons why business periodicals have embraced LinkedIn as a publishing platform. Since the beginning of this year, Bloomberg’s LinkedIn follower count has doubled to roughly 1.5 million, says Havens, while user engagement is literally off […]
We all know, deep down, that there’s something just a little bit suspect about paying for endorsements. This month’s Harvard Business Review (September-October 2017) has a short summary of research that shows how paying for reviews can actually backfire – reducing the number of reviews as valuable reviewers shy away from being seen as paid […]
What’s not to like? Seven tips for more effective reading from Nicholas Bate: “4. Whether screen based or paper based, get comfortable. Decent lighting, chair…. 5. Set a period of time with a clear timer. Start with 45 minute periods and build. 6. Start and simply read a little more quickly. …” Read the full list, here. Because, […]
These are mouthwateringly beautiful: I was lucky enough to visit the above – the State Hall of the Austrian National Library in Vienna – earlier in August. Drool over the full list, here.
LOVE ISLE SEX DRUG SHOCK The Economist eases my troubled mind. It seems I’m not alone in failing to make sense of so many newspaper headlines. “Keeping the font big means omitting many of those little function words: “the”, “a”, “and”, prepositions and the like. But these words, despite their small size, have an outsize […]