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Thanks for all the fish

Thanks for all the fish

When I started this blog, more than ten years ago, I had no real plans for how long I should do this. But after a decade, having mostly stuck to a monthly posting schedule, now feels like the right time to stop. It’s been a good discipline to follow a regular...

Thanks for all the fish

When I started this blog, more than ten years ago, I had no real plans for how long I should do this. But after a decade, having mostly stuck to a monthly posting schedule, now feels like the right time to stop. It’s been a good discipline to follow a regular...

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EE Times at 50

EE Times at 50

Congratulations to EE Times!  This year is its 50th anniversary, and it’s served the industry well over those five decades. As they put it themselves: Since 1972, Electronic Engineering Times has been delivering news and analysis geared for electrical engineers....

How to do presentations like Steve Jobs

How to do presentations like Steve Jobs

There are so many blog posts I could write about Apple: iconic brand, incredible financial success, unconventional approach to PR, and many more.  But today I’m going to focus on just one thing: Steve Jobs’ brilliant presentation skills. This article is...

Mustard and marketing

Mustard and marketing

Jeremiah Colman famously said he made his profit from the mustard that people left at the side of their plate. In fact, many businesses are only profitable because consumers pay for more of a product or service than they need. Gym memberships are a classic...

Vanity awards: just say no

Vanity awards: just say no

We all get them: those unsolicited emails that tell you there's a shiny award with your name on it. But of course, when you read the detail, there's a cost involved. It's just a money-making scheme, with no merit whatsoever. This is different, of course, from paying...

MWC bounces back

MWC bounces back

Finally, MWC Barcelona was more or less back to normal this year - after the cancelled 2020 event and probably-should-have-been-cancelled 2021 show (which was more selective in its appeal).  There were 61,000 attendees, and the feedback I’ve had from several...

Which online style guide is best?

Which online style guide is best?

Nobody asked, but in case you’re wondering, here are three excellent style guides you can find for free online:    BBC News Guardian / Observer Telegraph These are based around British English – for Americans, the best source is probably the AP...

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