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Changing your mind

More from Rory Sutherland, this time on the benefits of business as a means for changing your mind: And herein lies one magic quality of business. It is the only area of human activity where you get paid to change your mind.In politics, in punditry, in academia, there is great value attached to consistency. Changing your mind risks loss of face. Your ability to deliver plausible generalisations...

Alcohol advertising

I wonder* how long it will be before alcohol advertising is banned in Australia – on television, radio, magazines, bill boards, bus shelters, online, etc. And further, how long before it is banned from TV shows in the form of regular activities (ie normalising). In Australia we banned tobacco advertising in 1976. The topic itself is complex, as are the costs to society. Part of the problem...

Revegetation on Lady Elliot Island

Such an encouraging story – about the regeneration of Lady Elliot island from pretty much a dustbowl, to a thriving ecosystem. Everything about this story is sooo good, from the initial plans of just planting trees, through to the goal self-sufficiency by this Christmas. However the real triumph is that it is possible for anyone to accomplish: “So, for me, let’s fix Lady Elliot...

My iPhone Home screen

Every so often I add a screenshot of my home screen – purely for fun when looking back in the years to come. Here it is as of 28 September 2019 – on my black iPhone SE running iOS 13.1

I use some iPhone wallpaper hacks from here.

Bob Iger

Motivating profile of Bob Iger in the NYT. In a town where everyone is always filleting everyone else, Mr. Iger floats above it all, cosseted in what some call a “a cult of nice.” He may own most of the box office, but he is shielded from schadenfreude because the people who would ordinarily begrudge him are happy that someone was able to assail the unassailable Netflix, and rescue the spirit of...

Why I’m treating my blog like a social timeline

Lately I’ve been using my blog almost in the same way that many people use social, such as Twitter or LinkedIn, just to share links to things that catch my attention and write a little one- or two-line comment. And perhaps this is a good idea, and perhaps it’s not. But I thought I’d just mention a few reasons why I’m doing this as opposed to sharing on Twitter or other...

Mike Cannon-Brookes on Imposter Syndrome

I missed this last December – Mike shares his experiences and insights around imposter syndrome. You might assume successful people never feel like frauds. In fact, the opposite is much more likely to be true.The most successful people I know don’t question themselves – but they do question their knowledge. They see asking for advice as a way of testing their ideas...

Ray Dalio on 3 big issues

I enjoy reading what investors have to say about world economics, finance and trends. Ray is a favourite. His latest article on LI is perhaps not as compelling as previous ones, but interesting in its own right. However, that’s not why I’m linking to it. Instead, I find the comments from people even more interesting. So many people, so quick to belittle and dismiss. Nothing new of...

WeWork IPO lols

It’s hard to get your head around the We Company train wreck that is heading this way.

Elizabeth Lopatto’s post on The Verge is a masterpiece in shining the light on impending chaos. Kinsey Grant at Morning Brew is a little more restrained, but equally dubious.

Who on earth will be buying shares?

Conspiracy theories

No matter what side you are on (if any) over the Jeffrey Epstein suicide, chances are you didn’t need much convincing – as noted by the New York Times.

An opinion, based on nothing but a headline, is all you need these days. As I lamented recently.

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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