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Forget Robots. The Internet Has Upgraded Us Humans Way Beyond The Capability of Artificial Intelligence

(0) Comments | Posted 6 June 2016 | (17:58)

I've been writing a great deal about the Internet recently. It's a bit like writing about air. It's massive. Everybody knows about it. Everybody uses it. And there's not much left to tell.

The second book in my Internet trilogy, Upgraded, comes out on June 16th and...

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David Bowie Demonstrates Our Upgrade to "New Human"

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2016 | (15:44)

In turning his death into an art piece Bowie was able to say a lot within the confines of creativity.

Amongst the many messages he sent, one clearly chimes with the aspirations of Zuckerberg, Page & Brin et al.

In Lazarus he sings: "Everybody knows me now".

Google's...

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Women's Work - Clare Hanbury - Globetrotting Self-Starter Who Is Teaching the 100 Health Tips That Will Keep Children Alive

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2015 | (15:34)

This is the fourth in an occasional series called Women's Work. It's not about "glass ceilings", struggle, gender wars and all that. Just plain and simply it's about women who achieve.

Clare is energised. Two years ago she sat in front of one of the UK's biggest software chiefs and...

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The Reinvention of Youth

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2015 | (13:29)

Sometime towards the end of the 1990's I read an article in a newspaper with the title "Middle Age Stole My Youth". It was written by a teenager. I can't track it down to recall the detail, but the broad sentiments resonated enough then to remain fresh in my mind...

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Are You Ready for the Ubernet?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (17:39)

If you are in business and you haven't seen the figures about the explosion of data, the rise of automation and the effect of machine-to-machine connectivity, then you'd better start scrolling through Google for some help as soon, and as fast, as you can.

Estimates vary, but Internet capacity growth...

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Sturgeon Is Cleaning the Political U-Bend to Give Boris and the Other Miliband a Clean Run

(9) Comments | Posted 25 April 2015 | (17:39)

Every now and then you have to put on the rubber gloves and unblock the u-bend.

Bits and pieces of wasted product gather over time and cause a nasty smelly blockage.

Such is UK politics today.

Some nine months after the Scots very nearly claimed independence from Britain, they have...

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It Is Dangerous to Confuse 'Branding' with 'Communication'

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (16:16)

I was very lucky to have had lunch with John Salmon a couple of days ago. John was the Chairman and Creative Supremo of legendary UK ad agency Collett Dickenson Pearce & Partners, the UK's most awarded agency. I worked there for most of the 1980s, learning from the very...

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Big Data, Big Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2014 | (15:54)

You could be forgiven for thinking that we are in the middle of a Big Data explosion. Everybody is talking about it. Big communication companies are seeing it as the next Big Step. WPP's recent stake in Globant is an attempt to establish some integration between all the...

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Nigel Farage - More Effective Than A Politician

(2) Comments | Posted 4 April 2014 | (14:48)

Nigel Farage is the most influential politician in Britain today. But here's the catch. He's not actually a politician. He's a businessman using the political system to create a democratic debate.

He doesn't use words like "when we are in power" as the other three parties do, often accidentally. He...

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20 Incredible, Extraordinary and Unbelievable Things You Never Knew About The Queen

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2014 | (16:02)

Spoiler Alert. I know as much, or as little, about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as you do.

Sorry guys.

But your interest was piqued, wasn't it? Maybe just a little?

That's how it works now. We are fed lists to keep us informed as quickly as possible.

We...

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Women's Work - Camilla Carr and Alla Little. Valuable Life Lessons From Kidnap, Torture And Abuse.

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2014 | (11:19)

This is the third in an occasional series called Women's Work. It's not about "glass ceilings", struggle, gender wars and all that. Just plain and simply it's about women who achieve.

If you spotted Camilla Carr and Alla Little in a café drinking lattés, chatting, giggling and...

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How 2014 Will Be Magic for Marketing

(1) Comments | Posted 16 December 2013 | (19:07)

Once upon a time, in a land long ago, there were Digital agencies whose technical skills were unsurpassed, but whose communication skills often left something to be desired.

And so it was also, that in a land not too far from them, there were Advertising agencies whose communication skills...

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Women's Work - Ilka Gleibs

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (13:26)

This is the second in an occasional series called Women's Work. It's not about "glass ceilings", struggle, gender wars and all that. Just plain and simply it's about women who naturally achieve in their chosen profession.


Dr. Ilka Gleibs is Assistant Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at...

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Terminal Tech Theory - (Or Why the Twitter IPO Will Be VERY BIG)

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (15:16)

The other day, the very nice and clever Patrick Bergel of Animal Systems popped in to the Fearlessly Frank offices for a coffee and a chat. I needed a nice sit down having been on my feet talking at a series of investor meetings.

Right at...

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We Are at "The End Of Part One" of the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (15:19)

I've been attending a number of "communications industry" events recently. Actually I have been swamped with invitations to attend, or talk, or chair so many that it made me ask an industry organiser how many they had scheduled. "Well, we have at least 120 events a year" came the answer....

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Madonna at the Movies

(0) Comments | Posted 16 October 2013 | (12:29)

Loathe as I am to weigh in on celebrity gossip, this time I can't help but throw my two cents into the grubby paper cup of public opinion.

You've probably read about this recent slice of cine-scandal in one of your desk-breakfast guilty-pleasure web-mags: Madonna goes to festival screening...

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Tom Hanks: Red Carpet Game Changer

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2013 | (01:59)

Where does drama begin?

I'll take Aeschylus' extraordinary, seminal, trilogy "Oresteia" of 485 BC as a good starting place.

At one point Agamemnon, fresh from heroically liberating Helen from Troy, is invitingly thrown a red carpet by his wife, as he enters his home after more than...

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The Unique Power Of Cinema

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (13:23)

A few weeks ago my Fearlessly Frank colleagues and I were ushered into a small viewing theatre. It's the kind of place you'd watch an early cut of a film. A place deliberately catering for no more than 20 people, to ensure that too many cooks didn't insist...

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Obama and the World Wide Web War

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2013 | (16:27)

Last week I was "down 'n' dirty with the digital dudes".

I beg your pardon?

I was speaking at the Internet conference "Silicon Beach 2013" in the warmth of Bournemouth. It was hot and sunny with occasional cloud, which pretty much sums up the presentations too.

There were...

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Stop Guessing About Bezos - Start Strategizing

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2013 | (15:03)

You know those tiny little metal pegs that support IKEA shelving? I needed some the other day.

Foolishly I went to the local hardware store. Nope.

Famous name High Street Retailer? Nope

"Have you tried Amazon?", a weary friend asked.

Doh. I had overlooked the obvious.

Two days later...

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