Its 5am and Khalid and I are in the hotel room in New York, somewhere on 34th street. We’re on our way to Virginia for our first thanksgiving in the USA. Khalid’s brother, wife and the two little ones Oscar … Continue reading The day my dad died.
Authenticity in social media and the question of “to share, or not to share?” Continue reading The Media A-bomb
If I’m going to gain weight why can’t I choose where? I can see the headlines, “Man gains 6kg on his penis”. If this continues nothing will take me out – not even the tide. Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash Continue reading Please sir, can I have some more?
It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who gets to watch pornography all day but does not get … Continue reading Oh the humanity of it all!
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused on the “American dream” are basically the most miserable of … Continue reading Think on the happiness of this….
The lesson I have learnt from young children is: why be difficult when, with a little effort, you can be impossible. Continue reading Kids!
In revealing who I was to myself, there was no place, or reason, to hide. Even now it is so powerful because in some weird inverse law the moment I firmly grasped the truth of it, I simply let it go. Continue reading Come closer, I have something to tell you.
We have painted our enemies with such wickedness and hatred that only their complete destruction is a valid outcome. This is why rioters burn their own schools, why Brexiters tear apart their own economy, why Bernie or Bust is even considered an option. Continue reading The Media Wars.
Rather than seeing us losing our reality to virtual worlds, we are given the mindfulness of a guru or yogi to see clearly that all forms of reality are just a form of story. Continue reading Being mindful of an Immersive Life.
If you are wondering how Brexit happened, how Trump is happening, or any of the other bewilderingly hateful, rampantly ignorant ideologies that are swarming through the hearts and minds of whole nations on the planet. Well, we need to ask which wolf we’ve been feeding. Continue reading The Media; feeding your inner wolf
We in the media are so used to “selling” our brands – be they ideas, people, products or news – that we are poisoning the very font we want our audience to drink from. Continue reading Marketing & Spin – Mind the Gap
Let me challenge YOU to start telling a different story. A story that is also true, but in the very telling, shapes a wholly different world to look forward to. Continue reading Towards a creative singularity