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Enough already

Seems the BBC is now acting like a tabloid newspaper. How about a bit of proper context and analysis. Enough of this scaremongering. Yes it’s a concern that the US and Russia are led by ultra-nationalists and there are far … Continue reading

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From my archive… July 2012

At the heart of Facebook’s success is a deep and longstanding human desire to connect with other human beings. People like Facebook because it makes finding new friends, or looking up old ones, easy. It’s also a fast and convenient … Continue reading

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Am I the weak signal?

Just about to do a talk on weak signals. But I’ve had a thought. What if I am the weak signal? What if I am the canary in the cage? Looking back at what I’ve written about the economy, Europe, … Continue reading

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Facebook Fatigue

This article is worth 2 minutes of your time. Time Facebook grew up and starting taking some responsibility.Worrying that they are in the orifices (sic) of Cambridge Analytica as I write this. Why?

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Spotted in Marrakech.

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28 Years ago

It was 28 years ago that I wrote that. Tempus fugit. (Thanks to Andrew, who did remember this).

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Hungary inches towards autocracy

It is (once again) illegal to be homeless in Hungary. Source: New York Times 12 Feb 2018.

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What’s on my mind?

This is weird. I had a dream that I was Donald Trump’s speach writer last night. And I was writing his speaches on leaves of iceberg lettuce using a dark blue fountain pen. WTF? More usefully, I woke up around … Continue reading

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So essentially stay at home

Thanks due to Matt Doyle for sign spotting. Do please send any further signs in, especially any related to risk or what might be termed ‘weak signals’.

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