What my writing is like

I don’t do girly and I don’t do sweet, but I do emotion, funny and snappy.

And above all, I do crisp and clean.

The thing that bonds us

The thing that bonds us

Yes, this is my letter to the creator of the last Bond movie. But if your work means your ideas become products, you might want to read on.

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Why you don’t stand out from the competition

Why you don’t stand out from the competition

You’re not new at this. In fact, you might be your clients’ best kept secret weapon. You’re transacting expertise and trust articulated in a VERY particular way. Not blunt, not tongue in cheek. Yours is a legit industry. You want your website to stay professional. But...

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To Cannes or not to Cannes

To Cannes or not to Cannes

I just feel I get tricked a lot. By myself. Mostly, I solve the wrong problem. Or I get seduced by something, like a kiddo in a candy store. Facebook or youtube stuff that looks interesting. Fashion, endless rows of clothes or moisturisers with the promise of younger...

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Who are you for your clients?

Who are you for your clients?

Autodidacts out there, hear the swoosh of my virtual bow. I taught myself to read many, many years ago, but on days like these it looks like there’s not much else I’ll do for myself. Figuring out other people’s main message is piece of cake compared to writing your...

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How to pitch with 2% success rate and not lose it

How to pitch with 2% success rate and not lose it

I’ve been sitting on this for way too long but somehow, this will see the light of day. Today. Does that recall anything? Feet up on the desk, I stare into the screen and occasionally peep out the window at the seagull floating by. I can’t help a “lucky bastard” or...

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What I learned in 2018

What I learned in 2018

Bill Gates posted something with a similar title the other day. Who better to borrow from? So without further ado, let me cherrypick a tres jolie collection of ups, downs and ahas, from my office on the 17th floor to your browser. The second I wrote that, I sighed a...

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Rule #1: Assume nothing

Rule #1: Assume nothing

Given the luxury, I will sit around and wait for it. Something will get my attention, like my eyebrows, which I will diligently proceed to pluck, or, God forbid, some Youtube title from the usual suspects (John Oliver, Wisecrack, Peaceful Cuisine or the Nerdwriter....

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When I don’t write, I love to read or listen to some of these amazing creators:

 

The New York Times

Because there’s only one Gray Lady out there. And it defines the playing field.

Scribd

Because I’m the perfect (audio)book worm. Aren’t you? Read free for 30 days with my link.

Here’s the thing with Alec Baldwin

A smart hangout with brainy creatives. (Plus he’s how I discovered Krista.)

The Tim Ferriss Show

A podcast on excellence and the habits that take you there. And the unsung revolutionary behind my new morning routine.

Nerdwriter

Crisp videos on filmmaking and culture. Am a Patron. Je like.

On being with Krista Tippett

(Maybe because I also look a bit like Krista. I wish I was her twin.) Her podcast is my weekly soul spa.

The School of Life

The Alpha and Omega.  A cool way to get up to date with Aristoteles without reading 47 volumes.

Caroline Hirons

Because I go gaga over creams, and blush, and lipstick.

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