- IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
- When my son was very small he asked me about death. We were driving along on a sunny day. Suddenly the concept hit him with the weight of a cartoon anvil. I heard his little voice from the back seat say “Daddy, I don’t want to die”. ...
- DIFFERENTIATE OR DIE
- Gordon Smith didn’t go to art school. He started at 16 as a runner in an ad agency. Then he managed to get a job in the studio, then a junior art director, then senior art director, then head of art, then creative director. ...
- TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A WRIGHT
- A while back, Robin Wight was involved in a project that needed some careful public relations handling. The most influential man in this area is Alan Parker, founder and chairman of Brunswick PR. ...
- NOT SO ELEMENTARY
- Joseph Bell was a physician at Edinburgh University in the 1870s. He constantly taught his students observation and deduction. To notice every tiny detail and draw conclusions. ...
- WHEN THINKING GETS IN THE WAY
- Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She earns around $26 million a year.
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
When I was at art school in New York, one of my best mates was a guy called Artie Kane. We shared a flat in Brooklyn for a couple of years. Later, he went on to form a …
Steve Jobs said the most devastating and exhilarating experience of his life occurred on the same day. He was a small boy and he was playing in the garden with a young friend. She told him he was …
When I was young, I was a mod. We had the radio on all the time, small transistor radios. At home, in the street, in cars, on buses, on trains. And one sound was different to everything else. …
Gary Neville played his entire career for one club, Manchester United. He also played for England more than any other right back. Neville said his greatest source of motivation was indignation. It provided fuel for him to go …
Akio Morita was the founder of Sony. One of his earliest products was the first transistor radio. By the standards of the time it was tiny, about the size of a paperback book. Akio Morita wanted to call it …
There’s an old children’s verse: “For want of a nail a shoe was lost. For want of a shoe a horse was lost. For want of a horse a message was lost. For want of a message a …
The character Peggy, from Mad Men, was apparently modelled on a real life copywriter. Shirley Polykoff. But Shirley Polykoff didn’t have much in common with Peggy. Polykoff was a terrific writer for a start. Second, she was really …