Category: Miscellaneous

New Book on Presenting and PowerPoint

Nicholas has just released a new book, Love Presenting, Hate (badly used) PowerPoint: “I have long wanted to write a book on the skills of awesome presenting; it’s now ready: Love Presenting, Hate (badly used) PowerPoint. The book focuses on how to develop the skills that the best […]

Britain's Got Talent 2011 – My Favorites

In our family, while we don’t have a TV, we really enjoy seeing the talent in Britain’s Got Talent. Here’s my favorite Round 1 auditions from 2011: – Jai McDowall, singing “Anthem” by Chess. – Ronan Parke, singing. He’s 12, and did very well. – Edward Reid, singing […]

The Victorinox Shop in Geneva

I’m sure there are a few of them in Switzerland, but I’ve visited the Victorinox shop in central Geneva three days in a row now. It’s a three story shop – ground level is men’s clothes (I had a quick look), first floor is women’s clothes (didn’t go […]

iPad is Taking Over

I flew from Auckland to Christchurch last night – on the last flight out of Auckland. I sat in Row 2. In row 1, there were 3 people. In row 2, there were 5 people. Everyone in Row 2 had an iPad – and it was the device […]

San Francisco (Day 1.3)

I arrived on Thursday afternoon to a very warm 27 degrees in San Francisco. The United flight from London to here went smoothly for the most parts, interspersed with a few shocking bumps now and then. I had an aisle seat on the exit row, so lots of […]

The Papermore Office – What Can We Do?

Oscar does a great job of pulling together recent research on the “paperless office” (yeah right): “Our production and consumption of paper is destructive to both our environment and humanity. Yet, alongside with the digitization of information we continue to produce and consume more and more paper. The […]