10 Favorite Cricketers

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With the World Cup in New Zealand in full swing, here’s a look at my favorite cricketers of all time… KR Gary Sobers Allan Border Richie Benaud Farokh Engineer Harry Pilling Jimmy Anderson Clive LIoyd Jackie Bond Ian Botham Frank Worrell

Technicolor Turns 100

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Technicolor was first incorporated in 1915; however it didn’t really cotton on until after World War II. Originally considered a passing fad, adding color represented a revolutionary shift in onscreen storytelling, changing visual narratives forever, as told by Adrienne LaFrance in a recent article on The Atlantic. While it’s hard to imagine not having the…

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Good Ideas Gaining Traction

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When was the last time you came up with a brilliant idea but stopped there, without having the means or ability to execute it? There’s a solution to this in ‘Quirky’, a modern invention machine that takes ideas and refines, manufactures and markets them, before voila, your invention (yes yours, because you’re still given credit…

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Showing Solidarity

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Solidarity. Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group (according to the Oxford English Dictionary). So what does it mean to show it? I think a big part of it is precisely that – showing it, not telling it. Showing up. Showing you care….

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I Am And / And

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I’ve talked about And / And over the years, albeit in a different context, but I see that the idea of not limiting one’s choice to Either / Or is permeating through many parts of life. How we define ourselves through what we do is one of them. It’s becoming more and more common for…

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My Favorite All Blacks

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Not necessarily the greatest (though some are) they are the ones who inspired me for different reasons at different times in my life. Sean Fitzpatrick John Kirwan Earle Kirton Waka Nathan Richie McCaw Chris Laidlaw BJ Lochore Jonah Lomu Frank Bunce Christian Cullen

Love Found in a Ridgewood, New Jersey Diner

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My friend and Worldwide Talent Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Milano Reyna send me a bunch of pictures from his local, Raymond’s Diner. It’s a smart looking place, and all the mirrors feature quotes about love. Here’s the line-up, through the ages. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Aristotle “Love…

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Unlocking Passwords

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When did the password become part of everyday life? Most people will have something to say about passwords. Some dislike them and hope for their elimination sooner rather than later. Some, specifically Ian Urbina in an article on The New York Times, see them as a fascinating extension of people and what makes us (and…

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Creative Industry. Boom.

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Creative industries are becoming a key driver of economic growth globally. In the US, value added for arts and culture accounted for $698 billion (4.3%) of GDP and employed people in 4.7 million jobs in 2012, according to a report by the Department of Commerce. In the UK, the creative industries helped the economy by…

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The Thrill of it

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Big Data has permeated every industry. There’s no denying it. From the way our food is grown to scoring the perfect airline seat, someone somewhere has strung together an algorithm that calculates efficiencies to get us closer to what we want. Remember that fantastic movie Moneyball starring Brad Pitt? The 2011 film based on Michael…

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Lancashire Means Business

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Saatchi & Saatchi is one of the world’s most recognisable names. So how did a former Lancashire lad end up its global chief? David Nowell reports.

Getting Older

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“Look, you get older. Passion is a young man’s game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise. I mean, you’re around a while, you leave certain things to the young and you don’t try to act like you’re young. You could really hurt yourself.” Bob Dylan, February 2015, 73 years young….

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Finding His Voice

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It always drives me nuts when I hear people dismiss an artist of Bob Dylan’s magnitude with, “Sure, Dylan is a great poet, but I can’t stand his voice.” My response to this has always been to shrug and say, “Yeah, OK, but which voice?” Are the doubters referring to the angry young man of…

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Tougher Than the Rest

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I’ve written often in the past about the importance of grit and mental toughness in the boardroom and on the gridiron. Well, if you want to learn how to cook, ask a chef. If you want to learn how to paint, ask an artist. And if you want to learn about persistence and resilience, who…

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