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Quote of the week

“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate as much as leave messages for one another” Chang-Rae Lee                   … Continue reading

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Thinking about 2014 in 1914

  I’m doing a public talk at the Museum of London later this month and have come across two rather good quotes, one about London and one about the broader context of politics. “There are two great railways stations, one … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson

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Quote of the week

I’ve gone off the post I posted earlier today so here’s a quote instead. “All men’s miseries stem from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

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Quote of the Week

“Real concern for the future is always more persuasive in those who have a genuine feeling for the past.” – Nicholas Penny (Director of the National Gallery in London) quoted in the Financial Times.

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Quote of the Week (& Problem of the Century)

“The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. ” E. O. Wilson.

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Quote of the week

“The future is there… looking back at us. Trying to make sense of the fiction we will have become.” William Gibson (Pattern Recognition).

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Quote of the Week

“It’s harder to imagine the past that went away than it is to imagine the future.” William Gibson

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Quote for the week

“The information you have is not the information you want. The information you want is not the information you need. The information you need is not the information you can obtain. The information you can obtain costs more than you … Continue reading

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Are you happy yet?

Bit busy today, so here’s a quick quote I picked up at TEDx in Barcelona. It’s a bit LA self-help, but I like it because it reminds me about purpose and passion. “The two most important days in your life … Continue reading

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