Monthly Archives: May 2011

You’re complicated, life’s complicated. So why are you being told to set up a simple business?

Should you set up a ‘simple’ or ‘straightforward’ business? Many people will try to convince you to. You’ve probably heard the slogan “KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid”. When it comes to rolling out or advertising a product or service, it … Continue reading

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This advice will change your life.

Well no it won’t, just wanted to see how many people would click on it. Sorry that was facetious of me. Are you disproportionately influenced by the tiny ridiculous hope that an email/phonecall/facebookcomment/tweet/whatever might, just might, change your life? I … Continue reading

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Stop. It’s the new Start. A nonifesto for the C21st.

“What not to wear.” “What not to do.” 30 things to do before you’re 30. Primum Non Nocere – first, do no harm. In a culture of abundance and facility, Stop is the new Start. The nonifesto is the new … Continue reading

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Define ‘Ethical Business’ then, Pazza

OK. I apologise that this blog post will be halfbaked. because it’s 00:45 and my girls will jump on my bed in 7 hours time. And I’m listening to some TED videos at the same time. Anyway I wanted to … Continue reading

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Imagine if money followed Good, not Guns.

Last week Avaaz, the online petition organisation with 8.2 million members worldwide, collected 1.6 million signatures in support of human rights. The petition helped stop a very nasty law being proposed in a country far from here.* It’s amazing that … Continue reading

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The Apprentice vs Hello Kitty =^.^=

What can Facebook tell us about human nature? If my last week is anything to go by, a hell of a lot… and it’s not all pretty, but some of it is cute. (Kawaiiii!!!) This is a follow up to … Continue reading

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You’re Fired! ‘The Apprentice’ meets ‘Downsized & Outnumbered in Hackney, London’

Are you as excited as I am that the seventh series of the UK Apprentice is starting tonight? If you are, then you’re not sleeping either, you’re checking out ‘Cassetteboy vs The Bloody Apprentice’ on YouTube and watching the candidate … Continue reading

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