Archive for June, 2007

How To Ruin a Career

Friday June 29, 2007

With just a video camera.

Question

Wednesday June 20, 2007

What do you get if you increase revenues for your company by over $5bn, boost operating profit from a loss to over $1bn a year and increase shareholder value by $30bn, all in the space of 5 years?

Answer: the sack.

The crime? You’re not Google.

Suicides. CD-ROMs.

Sunday June 17, 2007

Fact: 255 British soldiers were killed in the Falklands War. 264 soldiers later committed suicide.

Great blast from the past: the first ever internet marketing conference. The introductory speaker, Ken McCarthy, explains why the ‘internet business’ is better than the ‘CD-ROM business’ to a sceptical audience.  Features a young Marc Andreessen.

Wretched Rain

Saturday June 16, 2007

Saturday afternoon. Raining, which suits my mood. Just ate 2 sticky toffee puddings. Now wretching. Which also suits my mood.

Was supposed to be going to Paris today, but just couldn’t face the journey.  But have tackled the situation head-on…by not answering the calls of the person I was supposed to meet there.

Desperately Dodging The Sopranos

Monday June 11, 2007

Everything written about The Sopranos is true: it’s simply the best TV series ever and Shakespearian in significance. The very final episode screened on US TV last night. The final series hasn’t screened in the UK yet, so I don’t know the specifics but I know it’s ended on a cliffhanger – does Tony Soprano live or not?

99% of the blogs or magazines I read are American and 50% of these have postings on the final episode of The Sopranos. Most of these blogs, btw, are tech/new media related and nothing to do with mainstream TV, such is the crossover appeal of this series. My challenge for the next week or so is to avoid reading a blog that mentions the ending.

Fact: I’m a little out of my depth when talking about Shakespeare. I had to look up the spelling.

What Lesbians Like

Saturday June 9, 2007

Those lesbians know a thing or two about women: The Lesbian Hot 100 List.   Jodie Foster only made no 16 – weird huh?

Making a Buck

Thursday June 7, 2007

Great New York magazine article on where the profit comes from ‘for everyone from a drug dealer to Goldman Sachs’.

Faces

Tuesday June 5, 2007

Seth Roberts thinks that seeing life-sized faces in the morning improves mood. Taking this as inspiration, alongside the desperate need to decorate my apartment after living there for over a year, I’ve decided to buy some photographic portraits. Here’s my list of faces. All are inspiring and some are, erm, stimulating, if you get what I mean.

  • Bill Clinton
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Bill Shankly
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • John Lennon
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Stephen Fry
  • Mia Farrow
  • Burt Lancaster
  • Chuck D
  • Virginie Ledoyen

Crash

Tuesday June 5, 2007

Pile-up on the coast road by Marbella. Not my fault. The car behind me, who was hit by the car behind him, rolled on his side a couple of times before eventually hitting me. A foot higher and it would have landed right on top of me and I’d be dead. Dead or worse.

Car Crash in Marbella