Really looking forward to the publication of the The Shock of the Old: Technology in Global History Since 1900 by David Edgerton, Hans Rausing Professor of History of Science and Technology, Imperial College. Hmmm.. wikipedia only has an entry for David Edgerton the Burger King franchise founder.. There’s a Demos event entitled Shock of the … Continue reading A history of technology we use – rather than invent
Measures, targets, metrics, ROI, KPIs.. we can’t escape the things. In a gem of a post, Tara Hunt explores the idea of measures for economic, social and online community health. Related and also interesting reading is the Futurebrand 100 as reported on Antony’s blog. I think Tara’s identified a really important missing element in a … Continue reading On What you measure matters the most
In an interesting episode of In Business on BBC Radio 4 tonight, Sir Ronald Cohen outlined the idea of a social investment bank. Taking the long term view, he described how idle finance (my term) or unclaimed assets could be diverted to tackling market failure on a large scale through investment in deprived communities. Having … Continue reading Towards a social investment bank?
Delighted to hear that Peter O’Toole is well.. “I quite like being old. I’ve said this before and I’ll repeat it: Yes, I’m 74 years old, but in here,” he says, pointing to his temple, “quite a lot of the time and in many instances, I’m 21. Nothing has changed, nothing has changed. And then … Continue reading Peter O’Toole on getting older
My favourite guide to loafing the good life, The Idler, is giving away copies of the 35th edition, “The War on Work”. In summary: The issue is a great introduction to the Idler and features an interview with Situationist philosopher Raoul Vaneigem, wild man Keith Allen’s A to Z of Life, Folk Art by artist … Continue reading Idle generosity
For those of us in the business of creating online strategies and spaces to connect and live out passions, Tara Hunt, one of my favourite bloggers sums up what it is that sites such as Flicker possess. “There are some products and services that have it. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but … Continue reading Finding your mojo and why Flickr’s got it..
We don’t get much in the way of news about Moldova in the maintstream UK media. Tony Hawks’ rib-tickler, How to Beat the Moldovans at Tennis, prompted a little bit of commentary a few years. back. Otherwse, personal organ sales (livers etc not Hammonds) is the only news story that I can recall over the … Continue reading Moldovan businessmen acquires largest carpet factory in Romania