You may have watched Gill Tree’s Focus on Business interview. Her company Essentials for Health, is 15 years old today and she very kindly invited me along to the proceedings. It was with pleasure that I accepted, not only because
Gill herself is a delightful and generous per
Just can’t get into the rythm of today… don’t know why.
Maybe not enough sleep. I’ve got to colour balance the bike show and finish putting together the third section. Maybe too much sleep. Then there’s the first in a series of gadget shows for pod3av.com. Maybe it’s because of the Bank Holiday. The final shoot for our kids show will be late June now, following last week’s review. Maybe it’s because Roger and Tim are on happy hols and I’m left on my tod. The party at Mary’s on Saturday… Continue
If you stand outside Claridges’ main entrance, to your right and extended as an extra part to the main building is the bar. This bar is a “grade one” listed building and some years ago it was the subject of a painstaking restoration, due in no small part to years and years of those expensive cigars going up in smoke.
We received a call from the services manager, asking us to meet in the bar to discuss and quote for a background music system. The David Collins designed bar is not large b… Continue
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/bestinbiz/bestbusinessbooks/index.htmU.S. News and World Report has a huge special report on the Best Business Books. Their opening says: Hundreds of business books are published each year. Chances are at least one has the answers you’re looking for. But how to find it? U.S. News spoke with 14 leaders from all walks of business life ”from academics to entrepreneu… Continue
Believe while others are doubting. Plan while others are playing. Study while others are sleeping. Decide while others are delaying. Prepare while others are daydreaming. Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing. Save while others are wasting. Listen while others are talking. Smile while others are frowning. Commend while others are criticizing. Persist while others are quitting.
Wiggly Wigglers is a distinctive and memorable name for any company. Heather Gorringe is a memorable, inspirational and award wining business woman, having won the Federation of Small Business Champions Award for the Central Region in 2005. And deservedly so – like so many entrepreneurs Heather has created a significant global business against the odds, even turning her beautifully rural location to a competitive advantage: being based in the wilds of the Welsh borders meant Heather was an early… Continue
“Family Business” conjures up an image of a small, local business, maybe turning over a few hundred thousand a year. Paul O’Hea’s family business was somewhat larger, with annual turnover of £100,000,000 and employing about 1,000 people worldwide. Paul was the 3rd CEO, the company having been founded by his grandfather in 1931. He led the classic life that the CEO of a large international company leads – lots of international travel, PA’s, exec teams, hotels, high salaries… and he bailed out t… Continue
Spring is sprung.. ..the grass is riz… and it’s time for Adrian to uncover his massive banana from its winter coat of bubble wrap, bearing in mind that Jack Frost is still about with a nasty nip. The Torbay Palms need tidying up and new apple trees (Sunset, Greensleeves and Ellisons Orange) need to be selected, bought, prepared and planted in the Bramley Seedling orchard. Adrian discusses the merits of Whip & Tongue grafting vs the Chip & Shield technique, the inevitable Chafer Grubs m… Continue
There comes a moment when setting up a business, when no more capital is available to you, the credit cards are maxed out, the overdraft is stretched to the limit and the mortgage has drained all the equity out of your property. This is the the moment when you might have to sell up and live in a caravan; leaving your castle behind to chase your dream.
Thomas and Penny Power reached that moment with their social networking site Ecademy but they hung on, they persevered and now the site… Continue
Sure, Helio’s tagline for their Ocean product is the brainchild of some agency folk (not unlike ourselves), but it seems to resonate. It doesn’t feel stuck on to me or too grandiose. It feels just right. Like a statement to pull people forward into the next phase – or possibly, for some, into the one we’re in the middle of. It’s a statement that, if it sticks, could transition peoples’ perspective on technology and the hardware that facilitates it. Now, what I admittedly don’t know is if the pro… Continue
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Just wanted to let folks know the best way to take advantage of hip hop related promotional opportunities at ProHipHop sites including free press release posting at Hip Hop Press and selected video posting at VidRap.
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Are Virtual Worlds here to stay? Second Life is the 500 lb gorilla, and Club Penguin, Gaia, and now Entropia have been making noise and attracting marketers. What do you think? Have any marketers hit the “bullseye” in terms of translating the online virtual experience to offline bottom dollar?
In other news, I just wanted to take the opportunity to share a few things Deef-Focus related:
Well, Adgabber seems like a friendly place. I’m kind of mercenary by nature so interesting to see what this all leads to. Feel a lack of B2B and publishers in the space but everyones a population of one so who cares. Got a good feel for all of this so will be a regular visitor and will try and update on my travels. Off to Cairo next in a couple of days. Mad city. Busy, dirty, beautiful, steeped in history and culture, friendly folk and great leather jackets. Lets just hope business is good. M Continue
One of the great loves of my life is music– most kinds draw me in at one point or another. This list is specifically rhythm and blues of today- many say its dead but– i say its alive and well.
Added by Joanna on May 16, 2007 at 10:15am —