Podcast: The Myth of Focus

A weekly column I recorded on the fact that we’re not very good judges on what we want for the BBC World Service Business Daily (the Business Daily podcast is here.) To listen to the podcast, click on the button below. To subscribe, click here. Loose Wireless 100324 To listen to Business Daily on the …

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The New Normal: Constant Flux

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications. Hence the lack of links.) I was reading a blog by a World Banker the other day—now there’s a phrase I wouldn’t have thought I’d use a few years ago—about our old favorite in this column: Twitter. Now …

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We’re All Kevin Smiths Now

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications. Hence the lack of links.) A few weeks ago a gentleman of, by his own account, more than average girth was thrown off a Southwest Air flight between Oakland and Burbank. Unfortunately for the airline this was no …

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The Power of Non News

I attend a lot of conferences where newsmen (yes I know it’s an outmoded, sexist term, but that’s the kind of industry we’re in) wring their hands about the future of their profession. Or rather the lack of it. And loyal readers of this column will know I tend to throw my hands up in …

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