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Is it the end of the beginning for Social Media companies?
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Facebook’s latest figures are a real curate’s egg – good in parts. Profits are up, and they report continued growth in users. However this comes on the back of, as the Guardianreported last December, a terrible year. In 2018 The company was rocked by exodus of … Read More

GDPR – marketing in the new age of consent
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Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?  Dr Faustus’ meeting with Helen is one of the high points of Marlowe’s play. Yet all is not what it seems. Helen, like all the riches, wealth and knowledge promised to … Read More

Watching the stories go by – Random Acts of Listening
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A strange thing happened to me last year in Oxford city centre. I had just decided to leave my job and start a new career, working locally. At the time I was troubled. Would I find work ? How long … Read More

The Signal-Man – a cautionary tale of Digital Innovation
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Traditionally the Winter months are the time for ghost stories and spooky tales. I watched one of the best recently. Charles Dickens’ short story, The Signal-Man, is the story of a lonely signalman on a lonely line who foresees his own death. It’s beautifully written with a strong sense of … Read More

Dockless bikes – digital transformation on two wheels
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As I was walking along Broad Street, Oxford I saw three students cycling. One of them, a young woman, stretched out her arms and shouted spontaneously, “Isn’t it great to be alive ?” It was a timeless scene.  The Autumn Sun … Read More

Living to tell the tale – #Thisissuccess
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I wrote this article as part of LinkedIN’s content series on the topic of success in the UK. #Thisissuccess. When I was careering down the Matterhorn, it’s safe to say that “success” was definitely not on my mind. In fact nothing … Read More