January 30, 2016

Fifty Two


The title isn’t referring to a future Adele album.

It’s because I just celebrated my 52nd birthday.

Fifty two.


What do I know now that I wish I’d have known at 16?

Yes, this is about that list.
January 17, 2016


Every Company in the world wants one thing: Growth

Politicians talk about the engines of growth: Ingenuity. Productivity. Creativity.

But what about the raw materials for this growth: wood, plastic, oil, coal, paper, metal, sweat?

None of these things are sustainable indefinately, they are finite.
January 13, 2016


It‘s weird when you feel the death of someone you never met, as if that person was someone you knew personally.

David Bowie wasn’t a constant soundtrack in my life, but I feel enriched by his music, even when I lost touch with him.

January 7, 2016

Rocking the Casbah

Having spent a good few years living in Kuwait and touring the Middle East (Egypt, UAE, Syria, Bahrain, Turkey) the richness of contemporary Arab culture is something we’ve never forgotten.

It’s a shame we don’t get to read about it more than we do.
January 5, 2016

The Cable is Cut…

We (the royal we) are now part of the 16%*

No more cable TV – the cable is cut, it’s no more, it’s an ex-cable, expired and gone to meet it’s maker.