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My crowdfunding experience

Crowdfunding is a great way to help bring ideas and inventions to life. There are probably thousands of inventions that never made it through the funding stages in the past because inventors didn’t have the appropriate skills or experience. Crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are game changers for inventors and innovators. Anyone can pitch […]

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The Circle by Dave Eggers

I read The Circle by Dave Eggers last year and I often find myself reflecting on some its key messages. In fact, I think that the statements it makes about technology, social media, and privacy are what makes the book worth reading. The basic plot is generally uninteresting in my view and was a bit […]

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Every event organiser should use a drone in this way

Next weekend, the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) is coming to Portsmouth. The ACWS is a series of race regattas and is part of the preparations for the 2017 America’s Cup to be held in San Francisco (we’re hosting another series next year in Portsmouth). The overall ranking position from the ACWS will determine the […]

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Cashless Mobile payments

Cashless. Cardless.

Up until this past weekend when I had to pay for a taxi, I had the same £5 note in my pocket for three weeks. It was the only cash that I had on me for that entire time. This week, I haven’t even had that much. With the launch of Apple Pay in the […]

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The toughest 30-day challenge yet

I like 30-day challenges. They allow me to create new habits, break old habits, experiment with diet and exercise and have developed into a little hobby of mine recently. I was looking at this blog the other day and noticed how infrequently I have been posting over the past 12 months. In my head, however, […]

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Hatching Twitter

#HatchingTwitter. A Review. An Inspiration.

I read Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton this week on the recommendation of a colleague and wow, what a great read! The book is fast flowing and is a lot like a Harlen Coben novel. It seems like fiction, and considering how successful Twitter has become – I was left hoping it really was fiction […]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s the first of April and I am on a mission. My office at home has become too overwhelming – two printers, two monitors, a desktop PC, a laptop, a cable modem, a network router, a Sonos bridge,  a home automation hub, etc etc.  All of these devices have wires… too many – and although […]

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Understanding America

Self-reliance: understanding America

It’s Thanksgiving.  I’ve now been living in Britain for twenty years and I still get a bit nostalgic, melancholy and homesick around this time of year; especially during this very American of holidays. Despite having lived abroad for so long, I still find myself comparing the culture, customs, politics and habits of Britain with America. Today I […]

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Celebrities on Instagram

I’m a huge fan of Instagram and when you first join, the question is who do you follow.  The best choice is to look for your RL friends and also people with similar interests — for example, I follow a lot of other Australian Shepherd owners on Instagram.  But sometimes, in a moment of weakness perhaps, […]

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Blogging with Evernote Tip

Evernote is my second brain now.  I use it to store all kinds of things – meeting notes, useful blogs and other sites, goals, every book I have read in the past 10 years.. and more recently, I’ve been using it for blogging. I use Evernote to keep a growing list of blog topic ideas, but […]

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