Tourist Photographers: a London Business Prediction

In Fortnum and Mason’s yesterday, an Asian woman was standing still on the central staircase down to the basement, against the handrail.  She was looking off into the distance, and above and below her, three people were taking pictures of her using their phones.  After I’d passed – an event they had to stop for,…

2017 = 1929?

“Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research.”  Malcolm X I just picked up John Kenneth Galbraith’s outstanding “The Great Crash of 1929,” an incredibly well-written study of the factors leading up to the Great Depression.  Much of the book reminds me of the late 1990s, and 2008, and now Bitcoin;…

Daisy

Do you always wait for the longest night of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest night of the year and then miss it.

The earth is round, the world is flat.

I thought CodeClan was incredibly difficult.  But at least we had MacBook Pros. Today, I read this incredibly inspiring story about a teenager who programmed apps on his mobile phone, and is now working at a MIT-backed startup.  When his battery ran out, he had to code on paper as it recharged.  He never stopped hustling….

Social media free

In 2017, Alice made a New Years Resolution to give up alcohol. As the year has gone on, she said that it is occasionally difficult in social situations to be the only one not drinking, but it was not nearly as difficult as one might have anticipated. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I…

Ouch.

Right there, in your driveway, is a really fast car. Not one of those stupid Hamptons-style, rich-guy, showy cars like a Ferrari, but an honest fast car, perhaps a Subaru WRX. And here are the keys. Now go drive it. Right there, on the runway, is a private jet, ready to fly you wherever you…