Being a good account man

Being a good account man

STERLING: I'M BEING PUNISHED FOR MAKING MY JOB LOOK EASY. ALTHOUGH - THAT KID GUY, HE HAS A SPARK. HE IS A PURE ACCOUNT MAN. COOPER: AND WHAT IS THAT JOB ALL ABOUT? STERLING: I DON'T KNOW. IT'S ABOUT LISTENING TO PEOPLE AND NEVER SAYING WHAT'S REALLY ON YOUR MIND.…

The 3 most manipulative things people say

We are all manipulative. Humans, by our selfish, life-sustaining, social-dependant nature are very manipulative. Especially in the marketing industry.  The reality is we work with so many different personalities, egos and cultures that we lose sight over the bigger picture - the right answer.  We've stopped communicating directly.  Extroverts know this and take advantage of…

Obsession, distraction and destruction

In a world where sensitivity and a demonstration of emotion is demonised this is bravery. Here's my attempt. Maybe it’s my own reality that let’s me know there’s not enough piss and pills in the world to escape myself. I wish I could let go and accept myself and accept my…
Introverts and social media addiction

Introverts and social media addiction

Social media has created an addiction for introverts: anonymity; power of weak ties; and indirect communication. Every time I hear the word social media whore I'm reminded that the majority of any social media interaction is "just watching". Lurking. Voyeurism. Armies of 1%ers who keep connected to the rest of humanity…
SxSW 2014: Final recap for Asia

SxSW 2014: Final recap for Asia

Looking for a reason to head to SxSW in 2015? Here's a run down of everything we learned in 2014. SxSW is the forefront of digital creativity and innovation.  With a plethora of ideas, prototypes and exhibitions it is an impossible task to see everything one would be interested in.…
Bluetooth wanker: why I’m wearing the Jawbone ERA

Bluetooth wanker: why I’m wearing the Jawbone ERA

This year there have been a few pieces of technology that have entered my life that I thought were worth talking about.  After all, I think I started this blog about technology once upon a time, and not even I can waffle on about "strategy" any longer. Bluetooth headpieces, in…