My Blog Posts

2019 27/Mar

Although internet giants like to promote cyberspace as a sunny upland we can all frolic in safely, it is fast becoming clear that the digital landscape is populated with a few satanic mills at the same time – well, content mills, anyway. However, just as we thought we were becoming a bit more sure-footed on […]

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2019 6/Mar

Many people are wondering what an earth is happening in the world – even a once seemingly safe post-WWII western idyll has become confusing, duplicitous and at time downright frightening. There are murmurs about the resurrection of the Cold War – outrage at an American President who does not follow the accepted rulebook; and assassinations […]

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2019 28/Feb

“The blockchain is an indestructible digital ledger for keeping track of economic transactions, which can be programmed to maintain not only financial transactions but virtually everything that has value.”  – Don & Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution 2016 What is Blockchain? Blockchain is a term nearly everyone has heard of and yet many still do not know exactly […]

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2018 10/Oct

Ever since the poet Virgil bequeathed us the phrase “tempus fugit” – time flies – mankind has been officially battling time. It was, of course, the Roman emperor Julius Caesar who tinkered with the calendar, ensuring that the Roman system of measuring days and months kept civilisation on track. Thanks to Julius Caesar, time is […]

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2018 22/Aug

Sigmund Freud may be the father of marketing as we know it, but these days there are new beardy influencers on the scene in the shape and form of hipsters, whose image of old school, wholesome (and whole food) values is now used to sell everything from Fair Trade to high-end luxury brands. Of course, […]

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2018 13/Jul

Social media usage has become a way of life for most young adults, with over 2.19 billion users signed up to Facebook alone as of 2018. Meeting new people online – and even new partners – is the modern way to conduct relationships, but imagine if you had a friend or partner who constantly talked […]

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2018 11/Jul

There is only one thing better than new technology and that is two new technologies working together. The Bitcoin revolution has led to us all becoming accustomed to the idea of blockchain – a complex computerised network which provides a foolproof method of encryption, with each block providing a check on its neighbour in the […]

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2018 3/Jul

Asad Saddique is one of those enviable entrepreneurs who admits that at the time he launched his sure-fire business idea, he knew nothing about entrepreneurship and very little about swegway boards aka hoverboards. However, as we now know, the world is teeming with entrepreneurial 25-year-olds just like Asad, who have a hunch, go with it […]

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2018 30/May

Twitter is all about building communities, right? Building communities so that we can all get to know each other, exchange ideas, chat, share, laugh and generally get along. But occasionally we glimpse a dark shadow behind the alleged open platforms of social media. Shadowbans have been operating for several years now, with Twitter users sitting […]

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2018 14/May

There are certain landmarks which might not officially constitute one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but nevertheless they are such a presence in our lives that really they should. At the centre of our global existence is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – operating for more than 200 years, the influence of […]

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