“Why I’m So Great”*

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*With a nod to a Nietzsche (who was no slouch in the self belief department) and his essay entitled, Why I Write Such Good Books. The ever-entertaining Lucy Kellaway has another good column in yesterday’s FT. She cites a recent Harvard Business Review article that claims to have established a strong link between exaggerated self-belief… Read more »

Bye Bye Aibo

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"Aibo has been a very popular product, but we’ve decided to focus on our core businesses of electronics, games and entertainment, and on profitability and strategic growth," says Sony spokeswoman Kirstie Pfeifer. But not that popular. What now for our very own Aibo – Bentley – he’s been lying dormant in the corner of the… Read more »

VNU buys The Inquirer

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How things go full circle. Mike Magee has sold The Inquirer to VNU. Guy Kewney has already blogged regarding his possible role as a catalyst for the deal. Guy Kewney’s Role in Inquirer purchase This is an interesting story for a number of reasons. Mike founded The Register with John Lettice and Drew Cullen before… Read more »

Richard Ashcroft’s Keyboard Player

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One time Object Marketing colleague Rico Petrillo dropped by the office this afternoon – taking a quick break from his recent busy schedule as keyboard player in Richard Ashcroft’s backing band. We’ve had fun playing spot Rico on the TV over the last few weeks, as he keeps popping up everywhere – Jonathan Ross Show,… Read more »