Category Archives: Books

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

I’ve been in Bangkok for a while and for no conscious reason decided to take along an old copy of Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, which rather charmingly has a paper till receipt inside dated the 10th March … Continue reading

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Book of the Month

Something else I haven’t read for 28 years! One of the best books I’ve ever read about creativity and innovation. Reading again as part of some research for my new book. Thoroughly recommended.

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Chinese translation of Digital Vs. Human

The only country, I believe, that’s translated every single one of my books is China.

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No time to be a kid these days

I’m aware of students that no longer attend university lectures, preferring instead to watch their lectures online at 1.5x speed (going backwards if they don’t understand something). However, I was having a chat with someone today and heard a new … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

“But the Turing test cuts both ways. You can’t tell if a machine has gotten smarter or if you’ve just lowered your own standards of intelligence to such a degree that the machine seems smart. If you can have a … Continue reading

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Trumpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall

I know. Where’s Watson been? To be honest with you my heart has not been in it for a while. I’ve been working on the new map but beyond that I’ve not been doing a lot. But I’m back now. … Continue reading

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Books and Bookshops

Digital Vs. Human launches today in the UK. Free downloads and more here. Meanwhile, here’s a little something I wrote on the future of bookshops for the Bookseller called Do bookshops have a shelf life?

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The Future of Bookshops

I’m trying to write something for the Bookseller about the future of bookshops. It’s not going especially well. However, I have been doing some research into good bookshops and there are some cracking ideas out there, most of which, incidentally, … Continue reading

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Paper vs. Screens

Some interesting learning going on about paper vs. screens on the children’s book. Because of the small volume my unit cost is a staggering £11 per book. This is perfect-bound and more or less hand-made locally. Stapling may significanmtly reduce … Continue reading

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