Most popular blog posts of 2018

It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the things that I’ve done and what I can learn from the year. I wanted to get this out there whilst I still have a bit of respite from the holiday cheer.  In reverse order Reuse, re-edit and remix – the quality and impact of […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: Naomi Wu on the nascent open source culture developing in China. It isn’t just about China taking anymore but contributing. Ari Saal Forman’s Menthol 10s took a swipe at corporate culture and big tobacco. The ambiguous nature of the male host business in Japan is highlighted in this […]

Throwback gadget: Nokia N950

Nokia N950 origins The Nokia N950 was designed at a weird time. Nokia’s position as the premier smartphone maker was under siege from Android and iPhone after seeing off the Palm OS and numerous iterations of Windows Phone. Nokia had missed the boat on devices with capacitive touch displays. It was using a smartphone operating […]

Looking back at Enron and the net in 2000

Enron: even now is a byword for dodgy dealing and corruption. Back in the summer of 2000, Enron was a large respectable corporation.  Three people came over from Portland, Oregon to London. They looked to pioneer a new way of thinking about broadband capacity and they came to Europe to do peering agreements and business […]

A few thoughts on innovation

I started thinking about a post on innovation, after an agency meeting about a possible project. My friend Nigel Scott has been researching the venture capital industry. His ideas fired some of the thoughts in this post. It caused me to reflect again on innovation and the way we think about it. Innovation rewards hard […]