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I delivered a TED talk at TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells on the subject of How Street Wisdom Changed My Life. If you are interested, more information on the rather wonderful Street Wisdom can also be found here.
- Stories From This Week
4th July 2020
HT @neilperkin. Benedict Evans has published an updated version of his macro-trends deck, with a section on the big shifts but also some thoughts on where we are now, months into the pandemic. Charts on the impact of COVID, forced experimentation, and accelerated digital everything.
From AMV BBDO, Bodyform’s Womb Stories is being hailed for tackling menstruation taboos, endometriosis, infertility and miscarriage.
We live in a communication age, and yet somehow our collective communication skills seem to be in decline. ‘In a world where our global communication platforms are arguably eroding public trust, are we letting our anxieties about how we perform get in the way of communicating empathetically?’ From NoTosh.
A small indie artist (Steve Benjamins) breaks down his Spotify earnings. ‘No other promotional tactic in music comes close to Discover Weekly in delivering new listeners in such a low-effort, high volume way.’
From Information is Beautiful – the world’s biggest data breaches & hacks.
Loop believes in a zero waste future. The company delivers products in reusable packaging that is returned, sanitised and refilled for use by the next consumer. The pandemic could have ruined this sustainable business. But instead, it’s expanding nationwide.
Love these prints ‘celebrating’ the re-opening of pubs today in England. Boris enjoying a pint – at The World’s End.
Does this ring a bell for anyone? It really resonates for me. From The Guardian – I’ve got a serious parcels habit – do I have to kick it?
Wonderful. A public health expert’s daughter could not resist chiming in on her live BBC interview. Mummy what’s his name?
A weird yet deeply relaxing ASMR video of a man chatting as he drives around North London. The School of Zen Motoring.
Airplane at 40. The best spoof comedy ever made?
A short video essay from Film Scalpel, ‘The Apartment gets the starring role’. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and all other visitors have been scrubbed from Billy Wilder’s movie: their appearances erased, their voices replaced by a soundscape. Quirky and strangely compelling.
Has E.T. Gone Home? Global UFO sightings from 1990 to 2020.Continue reading →
Latest Blog Posts
- Going on a Retreat
My relatively short experience (just under two years) of mindfulness and meditation started in June 2018, predicated by the experience of a close personal loss. Following this, I sought solace in meditation, starting with short introductory sessions on Headspace, then becoming interested in Buddhism and studying with The Mindfulness Network.Continue reading →
- The (Animal) Spirit of Recovery
7th May 2020
Reading a recent Economist leader – The game’s the thing – as covid-19 causes sports cancellations, what can be done? (reg may be necessary), took me back to my university days studying political theory & philosophy and raised a thought relating to the C-19 crisis.Continue reading →
- Mindfulness in the time of the Virus
21st April 2020
I’d like to share some thoughts around my experience of mindfulness and the evolution of this across the last few years. This is a personal story, but I hope some of it may help in providing guidance to others, on how to approach living with a more mindful attitude.Continue reading →
- Destination Marketing in the time of the Virus
16th April 2020
Harold Macmillan (UK Prime Minister 1957-63) was once asked what was most likely to blow a government off course. Macmillan replied: “Events, my dear boy, events”….. Governments and businesses make plans but it is the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes that will determine success in the future.Continue reading →