Innovation

So much to write about – so little time! A couple of cracking articles from the BBC about the future of the web: One points to the second web boom (as I highlighted with examples in a post about the huge amounts of money being spent on new companies). And the other asks lots of […]

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Silicon Valley Envy

My ex-business partner Maf and his wife Tara came over from LA this week and it was fantastic to spend an evening with them reminiscing about getting drunk in various cities around the world and talking about the various business pursuits we’ve both been involved with since closing the record label down. I had a […]

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Silicon Valley Envy

My ex-business partner Maf and his wife Tara came over from LA this week and it was fantastic to spend an evening with them reminiscing about getting drunk in various cities around the world and talking about the various business pursuits we’ve both been involved with since closing the record label down. I had a […]

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Top 100 Startups

– Apologies for the lack of updates. I have lots of things I want to write about, but they don’t seem to lend themselves to quick and pithy posts. Normal service will be resumed soon. – Startups.co.uk have just published their top 100 startups for this year. It makes interesting reading. Lots I’ve heard of, […]

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The Tower

Wow. What a building. I’d love to see this get built. It would be a home to 100,000 people in a tiny fraction of the “footprint” it would normally take to house that many people in London. It’s a fantastically bold statement to make, if London ever has the guts to allow it to be […]

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The Tower

Wow. What a building. I’d love to see this get built. It would be a home to 100,000 people in a tiny fraction of the “footprint” it would normally take to house that many people in London. It’s a fantastically bold statement to make, if London ever has the guts to allow it to be […]

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Time

A few months ago someone sent me a link to “The Last Lecture”, which is a very funny, moving lecture by Professor Randy Pausch. As a result of incurable cancer he has only a few months to live and gave this lecture as a reflection on life. It’s brilliant, and very funny. It became a […]

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Ikutaro Kakehashi

I’ve just met Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland Instruments and the man who “invented” MIDI (he initiated discussions between electronic music manufacturers to develop a universal communication method). For anyone who’s ever been involved in music production you’ll know what a massive influence Roland and MIDI have had on technology over the past few […]

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Ikutaro Kakehashi

I’ve just met Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of Roland Instruments and the man who “invented” MIDI (he initiated discussions between electronic music manufacturers to develop a universal communication method). For anyone who’s ever been involved in music production you’ll know what a massive influence Roland and MIDI have had on technology over the past few […]

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