Oprah Time AngloArabia by David Wearing

Reading Time: 1 minute I got sent a copy of AngloArabia and was interested in having a read of it. I grew up at a time when the Gulf states influence grew through OPEC. I started my work life with a brief time in the oil and gas industry. Since then I have moved on through a number of … Read moreOprah Time AngloArabia by David Wearing

Is it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Apple and Jaguar Land Rover blamed the Chinese economy for their recent financial results. The truth is probably more complex. What factors are affecting affecting these businesses that aren’t directly related to the Chinese economy? China is a unique mobile environment and in some ways it mirrors the hopes (and fears) for the internet in … Read moreIs it western companies, or China in a financial crisis? Part 2

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

Reading Time: 1 minute Things that made my day this week, apart from spending time with family, introducing my Mum to T-WOG$ – the Terry Wogan secret pirate radio shows and eating surprisingly little Christmas food. For those who haven’t heard it, Peter Serfinowicz channels Terry Wogan IF he hosted a show on rinse.fm. Now I just need to … Read moreFive for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things we’re likely to see in 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes At a macro level, the world is in a pretty strange place at the moment. There is uncertainty across many countries in terms of political direction, macro economics, technology and consumer uncertainty. Populism and nationalism is on the march: Duterte in the Philippines. Trump in the US. The AfD is shifting the Overton window in … Read moreThings we’re likely to see in 2019

Ramblings on loose networks and social connections

Reading Time: 2 minutes I went to a family funeral and got to think about loose networks and social connections. In Ireland the tradition for a funeral is: As soon as possible after death, the body goes to the funeral home. A coroner will have had to sign off on it The body is put on exhibition in the … Read moreRamblings on loose networks and social connections