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30
Sep

The Best Way To Say No

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the things you could be doing? You’re not alone. All the best and most productive folks I know worry about spending their time wisely. There’s never enough time in the week to answer all the emails, tick all the boxes, finish all the…

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25
Sep

Adventures In YouTube

Yes, I have a YouTube channel. Six videos up, with more on the way. At this stage, it’s just a hobby, an adventure of sorts, but I’m so glad to have made the time to do it. I love seeing the way YouTube has developed. In many ways YouTube now…

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24
Sep

Texture And Memory

Japan is sometimes accused of not doing enough to preserve its visual and architectural heritage, making the ancient ugly with garish signs and decoration or tearing down buildings considered to have some historic or aesthetic value. The recent closure of the Hotel Okura in Tokyo brought a lot of criticism,…

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10
Sep

The Laptop Is Dead

Today Apple unveiled its newest cache of products.  Of these, iPad Pro, Apple’s new larger format tablet computer, took my breath away.  Not because it’s a better tablet, but because it makes me wonder – why would I ever buy another laptop computer? It’s a question Apple clearly want consumers…

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7
Sep

Jon Stewart On Collaboration And Leadership

Now that Jon Stewart’s run as host of The Daily Show has come to an end, a lot of us are wondering how to put his sixteen-plus year success-streak in context. Not just the awards, ratings and loyal fan base, but also the way Stewart nurtured and helped develop the…

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4
Sep

We Should Stop Using The Word Migrant

As I write, we are experiencing an increasingly global crisis, with more and more people fleeing a number of long term, seemingly unresolvable conflicts and struggles. Some countries want to respond by building bigger walls and confronting people back on the high seas, others are seeking more inclusive and humane…

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3
Sep

Why Are There No Missing Tools?

Many of favourite childhood memories involve afternoons spent in my father’s garage. I remember going to look at the simple prefab structures, thin metal stretched over wooden frames, that my father thought would fit in our back yard, then a few weeks later, watching the new structure take form. I never…

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27
Aug

Why Creativity Matters

Why did I choose to write about creativity for my first book? It’s a good question; one I’ve been asked often over the last year. All my life I’ve wanted to be an author. I guess most people do. In my teens I wrote complicated, wordy science-fiction, then in my…

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26
Aug

Brandstipated

Ever since No Missing Tools came out, I haven’t done much writing. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I’ve done a lot an awful lot of writing, it’s all gone into emails, submissions, applications, bios, descriptions and all the stuff involved in trying to market and sell a book. What I…

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21
Aug

Late Summer Sale – No Missing Tools

It’s now four months since my book, No Missing Tools: Creativity In An Age Of Abundance came out. The reviews and comments have been great and it seems the book has made a positive impression with readers. But, I’d love to see more of you getting the book in your…

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