Foot, No, Cowboy Boot Notes

Just a couple of foot-notes before I lave the subject of Brad Paisley entirely (lest a big white Stetson arrives in the post). And I cling to this like the life-belt which will save me from line-dancing lessons.  The "bonus" track on Time Well Wasted is truly, truly awful.  Execrable.  This, of course, denies the […]

Well Wasted

Somewhere in the world, in a hidden valley, far from the eyes of humans there exists the mythical Graveyard of the X1/9s.  The prevailing hue there – of course – is a dusty red-brown.  Scraping beneath that, winding back the hands of time perhaps, it would be possible to see (predominantly) silver.  A forensic eye […]

High Tech Ways to Scare Grandma

Secrete small son in office whilst he records scary ghost noise into the PC. (Slightly tedious) convert said files to suitable format and copy into music library. Use Sonos Desktop controller to play ghostly noises over sound system in the living room. Simple, juvenile but loads of fun for eight year olds 🙂   Technorati […]

Ads Which are Too Great?

Over on his blog, Geek In Disguise, Steve Clayton has been running a series on Great Ads and I really liked this one.  However, I also found myself feeling a bit "cheated" when I realised what it was for.  I’m not sure why, the brand is a well known and respectable luxury brand, but somehow […]

We all live in the global marketplace now | Certain ideas of Europe | Economist.com

I am interested to see any follow-up coverage after Mandelson’s speech tonight.  In the excerpt’s here on the Economist.com’s blog, he makes a powerful case for the need to avoid any temptation to slip into (even more?) protectionism as the western world shivers on the edge of recession.  He is, of course, absolutely right (or […]

We all live in the global marketplace now | Certain ideas of Europe | Economist.com

I am interested to see any follow-up coverage after Mandelson’s speech tonight.  In the excerpt’s here on the Economist.com’s blog, he makes a powerful case for the need to avoid any temptation to slip into (even more?) protectionism as the western world shivers on the edge of recession.  He is, of course, absolutely right (or […]

New Web-site, New Blog

  Since January, I’ve been working in earnest to get my new business up and running.  As per the original plan, I am looking to build a Portfolio Career with the bulk of my time spent consulting on Business Strategy & Planning along with time reserved for writing.  I am getting a little closer to […]

Business Strategy from the Underpants Gnomes

  I’m indebted to the Register’s article on SUN’s acquisition of mySQL for reminding me of this gem…   Sadly, this kind of thinking is all too common.  Anyway, I love South Park so this is worth sharing.   Technorati Tags: South Park, Business strategy, Sun, mySQL

Sramana Mitra on Facebook

  Mitra comes close to making sense of the mythical $15bn valuation, ie that multiplying up Microsoft’s investment to a full 100% and calling that the price-tag is nonsense.  Microsoft paid what they had to ($240m) to get the stake they wanted (1.6%).  That doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else would pay (100/1.6=) 62.5x […]

nicole urquhart

  I’ve just been browsing this site which my cousin, Nicole, has created for her college art work.  There’s some great stuff there but I particularly liked the cows and polar bears.  I wish I could draw 🙁   Technorati Tags: Nicole Urquhart, Art, Drawing

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