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Am I Being Paranoid?

Sep 17, 2019

Quite a long time ago, I took all my music CDs which I had purchased over the years and downloaded them onto my laptop. Not all of them of course, disco lost its appeal somehow, but after a few decades, I had a lot of really great music to digitize. Later, I started purchasing my music directly from Apple,...

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A Few Words on Fear

Apr 29, 2019

Everyone’s friend and counsellor, Oprah Winfrey, says that we all operate out of just two emotions, lov...

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Can You Create the Traditional Company of the Future?

Feb 13, 2019

Dynamic new companies are being created every day to take advantage of the world’s digital future, and to violently disrupt traditional companies, like the one I’m responsible for leading. And of course there are our friends the FANGs, etc., who merely want to take over the world.The ‘legacy’ compan...

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Nice Or Hard Nosed? Make Your Choice

Dec 19, 2018

I’ve been watching people and thinking about this ‘choice’ for decades, and so am writing this note maybe for younger people, the ones aspiring to achieve some significant success in their careers, and who therefore recognize that they must interact with other people in an effective and consistent way. Alt...

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