Monthly Archives: May 2009

How to Fail

Here are my top tips for failing with greater frequency and style: 1. Fail as often as possible but never make the same mistake twice. 2. Set up failure targets for each and every employee. 3. If something fails kill … Continue reading

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The death of the internet is exaggerated

Did you know that the volume of data traffic on Youtube in 2006 was equal to the volume of traffic on the entire internet six years earlier? Moreover, according to a US think tank (the Discovery institute) the volume of … Continue reading

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What’s Next Issue 22 Finally Up

It’s finally up. Late, but up. For the brand new issue (issue 22) of my (free!) What’s Next trend report just go to nowandnext.com and click on the orange box on the home page – far left top. Enjoy!

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What Am I Saying?

As you can tell I’m not as busy as I have been. I’m also obsessed with Tag Crowd. The image above is what happened when I fed about 0,000 words from a failed book experiment into the tag machine. People … Continue reading

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Twitter This

Interesting piece by David Rowan in The Times last month (I read everything after everyone else). Apparently there are 15 million members of Second Life but there’s a good reason why the early adopters have moved on — it’s got … Continue reading

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Tag Clouds

I’m having a useless day. Can’t think. Can’t write. Can’t do anything. Normally I’d go for a walk, shop or Google myself silly. This time I thought I’d try something different. I fed the entire text of my new book … Continue reading

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Corporate Memory

Did you know that you can buy a pen that not only transfers your scribbling to a digital file but also records any conversation made whilst you are writing. Useful? Frightening? Maybe both. But this is nothing. In the future … Continue reading

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Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

We’ve had the Spanish flu (1918-19), the Asian flu (1957) and the Hong Kong flu (1968-69). More recently we’ve had SARS, bird flu and most recently we’ve had (or probably haven’t) swine flu. There is also seasonal flu that appears … Continue reading

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Supersize Me

So United Airlines has decided to charge really fat people that want to fly extra.The idea is that if you can’t fit into one seat you have to buy two. Will the idea get off the ground? With 2/3 of … Continue reading

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Reverse Brainstorming

Where’s Wally? I’m in Hong Kong. The airport is scary empty. London Heathrow was much the same. Is it the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) or just the GAP (Global Anxiety Pandemic?). I think a mixture of both. Anyway, no trouble … Continue reading

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