A swan owning the canal as it goes past a tower block

Regent’s Canal – Limehouse Basin to Angel

For some reason a lot of us that live in London end up being fascinated by the city’s old transport links and networks – a Tube geek hides within most of us. A lesser loved transport infrastructure in the UK are the…

Don't think I'm gonna have that view again!

My last day at SJ Berwin

Here I am on my last day today at SJ Berwin with my river view desk. That’s my Oscar too. It’s been an interesting two years in the world of corporate law. Well marketing it anyway. The main lessons I’ve…

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3 Ways HMV’s Twitter Crisis could have been Avoided

On facing being fired, a disgruntled HMV employee decided it’s time to tell @HMVTweets’ 62,000 followers what’s going down. Now the world knows what happened at their head office today, from the perspective of an angry person  (see screenshot below):…

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Should Utility Companies Use Social Media?

Just came across an interesting SlideShare by Julio Viskovich about whether Social Media should be used by Utilities companies. I think an important message from the presentation is: “Phone communication is at it’s foundation not built to handle such an…

Kurt Vonnegut. He would say nothing more.

Kurt Vonnegut Made Me Write Better

Reading Kurt Vonnegut changed how I write for the better. Slaughterhouse-Five is possibly the most concise book you’ll ever read, yet the story is told in more detail than books three times it’s length. I just came across this great…