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24
Apr

Robben Ford In Tokyo

Robben Ford played the Blue Note Tokyo and confirmed his standing as one of the best guitarists of his generation and as an increasingly impressive songwriter.

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21
Apr

Return On Emotional Investment

Return on investment is a common and useful idea in business circles. If you invest money on something it should, eventually, increase your sales or profitability. For example, if you own a house, then you might think about return on investment in terms of how much a renovation, say a…

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16
Apr

The Challenge Of Social Media – A Fresh Perspective

For a long time now I’ve held the view that Social Media, for all the positives, presents a very real challenge to creatives, artists and entrepreneurs. Typically I’ve framed this challenge as being about distraction and the correct allocation of time (for example, Is Facebook Making Us Stupid? and also,…

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14
Apr

Hubris

I’m always surprised to hear people deny luck or good fortune played any role in their success. Sure, we all want to play up the role talent, hard work, or both played in our successes. But, being unable to accept a little luck might also have been involved might mean…

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11
Apr

New Twitter

Twitter has a new and impressive layout design. Overall, the look is big, stylish and media-focussed. I’ve updated my profile this morning and here are my impressions. Styling Your Profile Changing the look of your Twitter profile just got a lot easier. Everything happens on the main page, by using…

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7
Apr

Five Things I Don’t Believe In

“Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.” Joseph Joubert I sat down this afternoon to watch the sunset and my thoughts soon had me turning over some conversations and experiences from the first months of this year. Many people I’ve spoken to recently have…

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3
Apr

FujiFilm X100s – Handheld Long Exposures

I’m currently in Adelaide, enjoying a short holiday and some warm seaside weather. As much as I like Tokyo, it’s nice to take a little break from what has been a frantic, slightly stressful start to the year. And, Adelaide is a lovely tonic, the Portland of Southern Hemisphere, this…

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28
Mar

Don’t Fleece Yourself

I was recently chatting with a fellow photographer about my trip to Rajasthan. He was trying to convince me I should get into the teaching/workshop leading game. It’s a conversation I’ve had a after almost every workshop I’ve attended and I always swat away the idea. This time, I was…

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26
Mar

FujiFilm X100s – Fall Colours In Karuizawa

Back in November, I took myself and my then newly acquired FujiFilm X100s to Karuizawa, a beautiful holiday town a few hours out of Tokyo (on the Shinkansen, or Bullet Train), in to the Nagano prefecture. The images in this post were some of the first I took with the…

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