Reading Time: 1 minute “Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.” Neil McCauley in Heat (played by Robert DeNiro). Sage words indeed.
Reading Time: 1 minute I went home for the weekend to see the folks in Liverpool, I had not been on Virgin Trains for a good while and went on one of their new tilting ‘Pendolino’ trains.Whilst Virgin have tried to give passengers the airline treatment with radio and air conditioning that actually works, the big boon for me … Read moreA dreadfully simple idea
Reading Time: 2 minutes There has been a bit of buzz on some of the blogs and email lists that I subscribe to about a Washington Post report PowerPoint: Killer App? by Ruth Marcus. Key outtakes from the article: The nature of the way information is delivered on PowerPoint obscured some of the most serious risk … Read morePowerPoint: the Ted Bundy of Software?
Reading Time: 2 minutes My friend Heather and I were pod (as in cubicle) neighbours at the same agency for 2 1/2 years. The last time we worked together was almost five years ago. However we have managed to keep in touch over the past five years via email on an irregular basis, the occasional phone call and kept … Read moreLoose connected networks
Reading Time: 2 minutes Andy Kessler’s Running Money, Hedge Fund Honchos, Monster Markets And My Hunt For The Big Score is a well written set of memoirs from a technology fund manager. Together with his partner-in-crime Fred Kittler, Kessler managed to survive the highs and lows of the technology industry in the late 1990’s, he tells the story in … Read moreOprah Time: Running Money by Andy Kessler