Remo the Merchant is Back

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REMO is back for this third act. From Bondi. If you were wandering up Oxford St in Sydney in the late 80s and 90s, when Oxford St was the most interesting part of Sydney (remember Kinselas when it was running hot at the cabaret), REMO was a compulsory stop. Remo Guiffire was/is one of the…

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Tell me a story, America: Voices – USA Today

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Above all else, the United States is a story we’re still writing. I’m an English-born New Zealand citizen with homes in Arizona and Tribeca, New York. I head a New York-based global communications network owned by the French. Do these entanglements qualify me to write about A.T. Kearney’s America@250 initiative? In the spirit of freedom…

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Brexit vote misses the point – Fox Business

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Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi chairman, discusses the upcoming Brexit referendum and why the vote misses the mark. He says it’s not about leaving or staying in the EU, it’s about fixing and improving the U.K.’s relationship with the bloc.

The Greatest Game

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In 1924 in Paris, a rugby team of American college players represented the USA in rugby at the Olympic Games, and against all odds were successful in winning the Gold Medal. It was a battle initially to convince the U.S. Olympic Committee to compete in rugby, but Australian Danny Carroll who was living in San…

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Churchill Wouldn’t Give Up on Europe – Bloomberg

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With Tom Keene on Bloomberg Surveillance who takes a look through the “gorgeous, spectacular, smart book” 64 Shots and we discuss what the goal is for current and future leaders. We also look back on former U.K. leaders as the nation prepares to vote on the Brexit referendum.

Words of wisdom from advertising legend Kevin Roberts – PR Week

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Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts talks to PRWeek about leadership, especially in the context of running creative businesses; the implications for marketing of advertising, PR, and other disciplines converging on the same space; the pursuit of the big idea; inspiration from exceptional human beings who transcended their chosen activity, such as recently deceased boxing…

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Visitamos Los Olivos

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A guest blog from Robin Dyke, rugby player, published poet, mentor and Old Friend – on our first visit to The Olive Groves of Andalusia… to the home of my friend of 55 years, judge Phillip Sycamore and Morecambe Grammar School better half, Sandra. The Players Andalusia, Spanish: Andalucía, a south-western European region established as…

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The Radical Optimist: Saatchi & Saatchi’s Kevin Roberts On How To Lead In A Crazy World – Forbes

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Monica Wang of Forbes writes: “Do you think we live in a crazy world?” Kevin Roberts asked me on a sunny afternoon, sitting with his back to the Hudson River waterfront glistening outside of his 16th-floor office window. The 66-year-old chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide and head coach at Publicis Groupe certainly thinks we…

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Good Times

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One of my favourite TV shows as a teenager in the 60’s was ‘The Monkees’ which started airing in 1966. Micky Dolenz (Circus Boy), Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones contributed to the zany, upbeat madness – and also produced some classic songs, ‘Daydream Believer’, ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday’, and ‘I’m a Believer’ were all…

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The Pain of Loss

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People feel the pain of losses much more than they feel the pleasure of gains. All Black Captain Sean Fitzpatrick has told me many times how the Team used the pain of defeat as motivation never to suffer defeat (and that feeling) ever again. Losing is twice as painful as winning is enjoyable… so watch…

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Zillion Magazine

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Kevin, what does it mean that ‘Marketing is dead. Strategy is dead. Management is dead’ – what new comes to replace outdated marketing, strategy and management and how all of us should act to develop business? It means we are in an era where you have to be heavy on executing, light on contemplating. Most…

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In Praise of the Perfect Wine Glass

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Mozart was born in 1756. And that year, Johann Leopold Riedel fired up what has become today, the pre-eminent maker of wine glasses in the world. From war torn Bohemia and a Europe in flux, to Brexit and Europe still in flux, stride the mighty Austrian Glass Kings. I’ve been a fan – and dedicated…

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The Greatest

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The world lost one of its genuine heroes last week when Muhammad Ali passed away. The greatest boxer the world has ever known was a personal inspiration to me, for reasons that go well beyond his impact on the sport, and I pay tribute to him in my upcoming book, 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy…

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The Next James Bond?

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Daniel Craig has said No Más – no more 007 – and turned down £68 million for a two movie deal. So save your money guys and watch The Night Manager – the best mini-series of 2016 to date. A John le Carré invention (much deeper than Mr Fleming’s plots and characters). Tom Hiddleston is…

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