Comment 23 November

How to build an (IFA) brand these days

These are visuals that I posted to Slideshare and at MRM over the weekend that was put together for a presentation I delivered last week to a group of independent financial advice (IFA) business…

News 22 October

Who’s afraid of Barbra Streisand..?

I presented these visuals at a dinner this evening hosted by Cofunds. The penultimate slide — posing a question about the statement made earlier today by Goldman Sachs International vice chairman L…

Long Read 13 October

Was it Twitter wot won it?

The decision by Trafigura’s legal firm, Carter-Ruck, to withdraw its opposition to The Guardian’s right to report the details of a question in the UK Parliament is — of course — important, but it would b…

Comment 10 September

Animating the issues of US healthcare reform

From this side of the pond, it’s been quite tricky keeping tabs on what exactly is at the heart of the US healthcare reform debate that’s raging in the United States. So, if you take the prose of awa…

Comment 9 September

Moneysavingexpert(ish)

Just imagine if one of the many financial services brands or independent financial advisers — regularly berated by self-proclaimed MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis — broadcast email content that was so amb…

Comment 3 September

Google’s move heralds dawn of ‘signature interaction’

Restaurants are always on a mission to rustle one up, TV game shows spawned an entire genre of them, and you and me have a unique one. Signatures — whether it’s dishes, tunes or handwritten monikers — a…

Long Read 18 August

Twittering technobabble

Meanwhile, Pear’s analysis involved the random sampling of Twitter’s public timeline from Monday through to Friday, every 30 minutes from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for two weeks. The trouble is, the idea tha…

Long Read 1 August

And now for something completely different

Every now and then, you discover a comedy gem that deserves the biggest, bestest, possible audience. Ladies and gentlemen, here is Superego — a comedy podcast created in the United States that is p…

News 18 July

One small tweet for Man…

It’s amazing how much Apollo Eleven’s legendary mission to the moon continues to capture the imagination of people. For those of us who weren’t quite born — or were too young to remember — it’s hard to imagine …

Long Read 15 July

The reality that shocked the City: There are teenagers.

In fact, I’m still trying to work out why the research note by 15-year-old Matthew Robson caused such a furore. Perhaps it was because it was published by Morgan Stanley? And, if that’s the case, the…