Category Archives: Books

Inevitable Surprises

I don’t know if this will ever make it into a book, but I wrote this over a year ago and given what’s happening with Brexit it’s perhaps worth putting out there… Chapter 1: Thinking straight “If we could first … Continue reading

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The book that never was

Not all of my books make it. This is the introduction from a book that’s been junked…. Introduction “The other day I was thinking, “I just over think things.” And then I thought. “Do I though?” – Demetri Martin, Comedian. … Continue reading

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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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