Thoughts

Let’s take it off-line

After my friends were married recently a guest turned to his partner and chatted about the ceremony. They discussed how the vows were original and...
24 March 2014

World’s biggest storm – a taste of things to come?

In early November I found myself in a postcard – tropical beach, swaying palms, calm sea, cloudless skies. No, not on holiday but rather I was v...
18 February 2014

What company do you keep?

The continent of Africa is a rich source of wisdom about humanity. This I learnt on a visit to South Africa – a country with a diverse and histo...
04 February 2014

How ‘sustainable’ is your boss?

On what rung on the sustainability ladder will your organisation’s leadership sit during 2014? We often talk about how sustainable an organisati...
10 January 2014

Don’t lose meaning chasing the facts

“So you must have all your facts right then,” an older lady at a friend’s gathering said to me. I must have looked startled. “To publish a...
05 December 2013

What is marketing: a soup or a salad?

Once upon a time marketing communications looked like a salad. You could see the ingredients, plain and clear. The growth of media convergence and...
03 June 2013

Beware the blitz of buzz words

As sure as night follows day, this new year will herald a new set of nifty terms designed to: a. Make consultants sound smarter than they are...
22 January 2013

Why the media will survive the digital age

The role of the media is changing, no doubt, but its influence and penetration remain and that ought to be cause for celebration - just ask News L...
14 January 2013

99 sources of information but Twitter ain’t one

As a reader of American politics, last Tuesday should have been a highlight for me. But, after 18 months of relentless, ear-splitting propaganda, ...
09 November 2012