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Colin Lucas-Mudd has been at 1 events

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The Guardian3,577,269Join us this Thursday for our hangout with +Jemima Kiss following our Battle for the Internet series - looking at the challenges facing the open web and who controls the internet ahead of the International Telecommunication Union conference in Dubai this December.We'll be joined by experts across the world plus five selected readers, and we hope you can join us to watch the live event here on Google+. Our panellists include: - Alice Munyua, Chair of Kenya's internet Governance Steering Committee        - David Drummond, Senior vice president, corporate development and chief legal officer, Google   - Alexander Ntoko, Chief, operations and planning department, Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau, ITU- Eleanor Saitta,Technical director, IMMI    If you can't make it live, don't worry as we'll publish video highlights on guardian.co.uk after the hangout so you can watch the best bits and leave a comment. #hangoutsonair   #hangoutonair   #Googlehangout   #TheGuardian   #HOA   #internet   #technology   #Google  Who Rules the Internet? Join our Google hangout2012-10-18 18:00:00387G+

Colin Lucas-Mudd has been shared in 352 public circles

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Legakulie3,512Legakulie hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                      Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany+Legakulie#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:47:075016715CC G+
Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302CC G+
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:53500709CC G+
John Nuntiatio39,637You are in this circle.#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-29 12:31:24193745CC G+
Doug Hyatt3,234MANY NEW PEOPLE #2 THAT WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   2014-06-29 10:59:0549118414CC G+
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200CC G+
hạnh Đức1052014-06-08 19:03:50486304CC G+
hoang thao0We are funny circle :))2014-06-04 02:38:49171102CC G+
Becky Collins10,062Fitness Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-24 05:03:58458151221CC G+
Moan Lisa30,265Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle18 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-18 12:59:48300667593CC G+
John Nuntiatio36,685#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #football #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-18 10:42:494639119CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,880News Update CIRCLE SHARESRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #TechNews #EntertainmentNews #SportsNews #WorldNews #USNews #BusinessNews2014-05-12 10:46:52476231041CC G+
Vũ Phá5,287Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #fashion   #fashionblogger   #fashionblog   #pinterest   #pictures   #fashionstyle   #photography   #photo   #photographer   #photooftheday   #photooftheweek  2014-05-08 15:10:19501101014CC G+
virginiavaginawati putrikumalasari64To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circleshare #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday  #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  #fullcircleshare 2014-04-26 02:03:2244916834CC G+
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352629212CC G+
Shashi S5,504STARS FROM MY TIMELINE________________________________This is the circle of gems from my timeline, Some stars that have illuminated my universe of Google+ over the years, inspired me with their thoughts, kept me engaged me over the years at Google+.If you have received this message, then you are already in the circle. If you came to it through browsing, please add to find some real gems of Google+ in your timeline. To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  #fullcircleshare 2014-04-10 09:38:32428131519CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961312CC G+
John Nuntiatio32,035#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health2014-04-02 19:40:104824125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
Vũ Phá2,173 W A N T  T O  B E  C I R C L E D  C I R C L E  (For all sorts of people and pages, everyone is welcome)  SHARING BENEFITS EVERYONEPlease Share this Circle in Your Stream.Here's an opportunity to be included in a great circle and be added by others. No qualifications needed, just follow the "how to be considered" rules below.  For anyone looking for new content in their stream, click on the link that says "Add Circle" to bring lots of different aspects of Google Plus to your stream..  This Circle is shared every Wednesday. Those included are briefly reviewed (no spammers or sites that violate Google Plus rules will be added), and NOT automatically added.  To be considered:  1- Add our G+ Page to your circles  2- Ask to be included in the Original post  3- Re-share this circle in your stream  4- You must follow Google Rules (no spammers)  5- We will check your stream before adding you  6- If you're in the circle already, please re-share  at least once a month.7- Pages with no activity for 30 days will be taken off2014-03-06 11:33:03501181028CC G+
Laurent Jean Philippe3,071Good Morning .Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare#circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle#thebestcircle #vipcircle 2014-03-04 10:03:34373241235CC G+
Vũ Phá1,800If you received a notification, you're included! ⌒(^-゚)v   ▼▼▼ Please click read more for full details! ▼▼▼+ 1 for this Circle and many people +1 for u @@Something New►I am very thankful for all of you here on the Plus and hope you have a wonderful weekend! We tried something new with this circle so if you feel you may have been left out please let us know!►This circle was carefully curated by using ripple maps and Circloscope as a guide to engagement! Everyone included was added with care!! However, if you would like to be removed from this circle, please let me know! ►We intend that our shared circles are beneficial to us all. We believe that circle sharing should be fun and voluntary, and would never want you to share something that you're not truly interested in. Thank you so much team for your support and friendship!2014-03-01 05:48:48501221424CC G+
Vũ Phá1,285A nice circle to explore G+:  ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate everthing special!#circles    #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared2014-02-22 07:22:41501131020CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Learning and Knowledge Management Circle - Feb22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:31:49991013CC G+
Jean Phillipe38,602Good Morning and  Happy Monday  to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #vipcircle 2014-02-17 16:04:29377292736CC G+
Laurent Jean Philippe1,595Good Morning and  Happy Monday  to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles#sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare#circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle#thebestcircle #vipcircle 2014-02-17 15:59:4537116927CC G+
Vũ Phá845*******************New Public Circle***************************This is a public circle of people that would like to be circulated in order to discover new people with similar interest and to gain more followers, if you would like to be included please follow these steps.     1. Follow/Add our page.     2. Share the circle publicly. #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-02-16 12:35:29501171221CC G+
Vũ Phá6081. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-12 05:00:46501181623CC G+
Brian Mcquillan2,5921. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-11 07:29:252644211CC G+
Paul Platt10,432roll on...circle   roll on :)2014-02-10 11:17:4937521822CC G+
Laurent Jean Philippe712Good Morning and  Happy Monday  to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #vipcircle 2014-02-10 11:08:00369222028CC G+
Jean Phillipe37,936Good Morning and  Happy Monday  to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #vipcircle 2014-02-10 11:07:21376262137CC G+
Vũ Phá0So, someone asked me if when would i share a themed circle. I share circles of mixes of different people because i think it brings diversity of the circle.Well people, should i share a themed circle? Well if i would, it would be a different circle though, and it would be less frequent than my other two circles.. (this circle and the snowball one)Well circle Yulia seems kind since she did not remove any people this time, instead she added some!So everyone, this circle obviously contains people. They seem to be pretty normal perhaps.  Hahaha! :-P.Well they engage with people and they have great content in their profiles. Some in here are photographers, philosophers, humorists and everything nice! These guys are not only suggested by me but also suggested by others. So yea, i believe it's a pretty great mix... :-DNote: If ever you want to suggest someone to be included in the future editions of this circle, just tag them in the comments!2014-02-06 16:37:31501537CC G+
Gideon Rosenblatt38,394The People I Keep a Closest Eye OnThis is a small circle of 50 people and pages that have my closest attention here on Google+. Some are well-known and have many followers, some do not. All are interesting people (or in a few cases pages) and almost all are quite active here. I am not including myself. This is purely to help you find some interesting new people and pages - especially if you're just getting started here and want some interesting stuff in your stream.  #circleshare  2014-02-02 01:06:385020732CC G+
Jean Phillipe35,700Good  day, evening, night to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly.Have a nice day#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #vipcircle 2014-01-22 20:29:47372332636CC G+
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443CC G+
Jean Phillipe34,056Good Morning, evening, Night  and Happy Friday to all of you.Here is  My VIP Circle.This is a public circle of people for improving your G+ experienceIf you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle #vipcircle  2014-01-10 19:34:02377292635CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:38:50501303CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Circle Share...have a great christmas and holidays everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 03:37:41494211CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Friday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:26500204CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Add  +Best Cars 2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:39:26494202CC G+
Claudiu Narita3,3332013-11-20 02:26:3946114315CC G+
Francesco Zambelli527#circlesharing   #circleshare   #topengagers   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   a very good circle is being built... to be included you have to1) share this circle2) +1 to this post3) comment it.2013-11-07 19:36:45198117CC G+
Jean Phillipe28,182Here is  My  VIPs Circle. This is a public circle of people for improving your G+ experience If you wanna be added  : share this circle publicly. Thanks #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle 2013-11-02 16:12:18368332135CC G+
Fabian Weiland531#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #research #learning #communications  2013-10-31 09:13:1597104CC G+
pio dal cin73,398Please welcome +Cecilia Abadie  in the #oneinamillioncircle   for making History. Today she became the first driver in US History to get a ticket for wearing the #Glass  +Tom Rolfson  and I spoke about this last night on a #Hangout  Read more here (http://goo.gl/8UHOC0)ping +Sarah Hill +Jack C Crawford +Jeris JC Miller +Al Navas +Keith Barrett  +Bradley Horowitz +CircleCount 2013-10-31 01:10:401697011CC G+

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2013-04-16 20:46:24 (69 comments, 11 reshares, 37 +1s)

Forget the Future, the Dystopian Present is Now—In Kansas
Of all the dystopian visions that are depicted with chilling realism in fiction, none matches the reality demonstrated in the article linked here. It is rare that a news article renders me momentarily speechless, sadly, this piece takes the dubious honour for 2013. Just the concept is sickening. A moment’s reflection leaves little hope for a sustainable future. How did we come to this sorry pass?

But wait. Maybe Pandora closed the lid in time. Read the article. Look at the disparate groups co-operating on all sides of the political, religious, equality, and freedom debates. Is it possible that we need such malignant idiocy to incite anger and foster reconciliation? Sad if so, but better this than the alternative.

Where is there a good tornado to be found when one is required? Preferably one that deposits itscap... more »

Most reshares: 19

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2013-04-20 20:17:07 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 41 +1s)

Dystopia or Utopia?—A Future Retrospective
This seems to be a perfect post for #caturday. I particularly like the line some thirty seconds into the video: “I lost eleven years of my life to the Internet... Looking at pictures of cats.”  Those viewers in the UK will appreciate the excellent imagery associated with the destruction of the ‘National Grid’. This seems to be perfectly accurate should Cameron & Co., be allowed to continue in office beyond the next election.   

H/T +Ulf Weihbold 

#humor   #humour   #theinternet   #caturday   #dystopian

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2013-04-20 20:17:07 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 41 +1s)

Dystopia or Utopia?—A Future Retrospective
This seems to be a perfect post for #caturday. I particularly like the line some thirty seconds into the video: “I lost eleven years of my life to the Internet... Looking at pictures of cats.”  Those viewers in the UK will appreciate the excellent imagery associated with the destruction of the ‘National Grid’. This seems to be perfectly accurate should Cameron & Co., be allowed to continue in office beyond the next election.   

H/T +Ulf Weihbold 

#humor   #humour   #theinternet   #caturday   #dystopian

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2014-05-31 01:37:07 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)

Coastal Contrasts
I am fortunate to live in a particularly beautiful part of coastal California, and to 'commute' to an equally attractive part of North Wales, equidistant from our UK development office and Dublin HQ.

Other than the rain—too much in Wales, too little in CA—the weather, even down to the coastal fog, is really quite similar. The variations provide manifold photographic opportunities. Unfortunately, they are of little value without a camera in hand. Thinks...

Note to Self: Remember to take camera when traveling... Then use it!

#davenport   #northwales  

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2014-05-31 00:40:24 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

The Eyes Have It
Oh Deer... The Dark Eyed Junco isn't the only one.

#birdphotography   #wildlifephotography  

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2014-05-31 00:24:23 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

OK, What's the Catch?
"It's just not this easy as a rule. Oh well, if someone is dumb enough to leave their nuts lying around, who am I to argue?"

#woodpecker   #woodpeckerphotography  

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2014-05-30 23:58:35 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Peeking Over the Parapet
It's a weak excuse for such a long absence I know. However, it's the only one I have, and it does have the benefit of being accurate. I've been a trifle busy.

OK, maybe the reason is accurate, the excuse... Well, there is none really—there's always time to engage. It's overcoming inertia that's problematic, and building momentum that takes time.

Yes, I'm embarrassed to see that my last post was eight months ago. Worse, that I predicted I would be engaging more regularly. Ho hum. I do gain some comfort from the fact that my primary passion outside of work has suffered too. Until this last week-end I'd only played with my photography toys twice since September. This has to stop.

So, let me start by posting a few pix. I'll start with Simon to make sense of the headline here. Assuming that I can build,a... more »

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2013-09-20 00:56:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

An Angel—Or a Peculiar Bird?
Just over the 'hill' and up the coast from the adobe Mudd abode is the pristine coastline surrounding Davenport, CA. Although it can be a challenge to get to the beaches, the cliffs provide some great opportunities for candid bird shots.

These pelican shots are distinguished by the light as the sun disappeared behind an offshore fog layer—lighting the cliffs and beaches, but leaving the ocean in shadow. The individual shown as the cover of this album appears to be trying to prove its one-wing prowess and/or emulating an angel. 

#pelicanphotos   #birdphotography   #wildlifephotography   #photography  

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2013-09-20 00:25:55 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

DIY Sushi—Al Fresco
My absence from social media during the summer was driven  primarily by work. Luckily, during this period I've had the privilege of working with great people in the design, engineering, business development, and marketing teams of a fascinating new venture shortly to enter the 'Alpha' launch phase. However, life was not all fun work.

My significantly better half delivered a series of ultimata—using the cunning device of, "There are some nice photo opportunities before we have lunch/dinner."  Eventually I gave in—naturally.

The pix here are distinguished by a particularly obliging otter who went to great trouble to dive for a brick, arrange it on his chest, hang on tight, then dive for clams repeatedly. Having surfaced, he carefully beat the living daylights out of the poor unsuspecting mollusk, then lay back, basking in thesun, an... more »

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2013-09-19 01:16:57 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)

After a long Summer break to get down to some serious work I have finally summoned the courage to re-enter the world according to Google. Step one, update the 25 year-old avatar... Done!

When I've caught up with the gazillion notification backlog, I may actually find time to write and share. I've missed you all.

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2013-06-09 19:48:03 (11 comments, 9 reshares, 26 +1s)

A Matter of Principle—Exposing the Principals
When it comes to having the strength of character, future vision, and true integrity to stand up and be counted, there are few throughout history who have equalled Edward Snowden. His intestinal fortitude, detailed in the Guardian piece below, needs no further commentary. 

"We have got a CIA station just up the road – the consulate here in Hong Kong – and I am sure they are going to be busy for the next week. And that is a concern I will live with for the rest of my life, however long that happens to be."

Having watched the Obama administration prosecute whistleblowers at a historically unprecedented rate, he fully expects the US government to attempt to use all its weight to punish him. "I am not afraid," he said calmly, "because this is the choice I've made."

Good luckEdward... more »

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2013-05-25 20:33:23 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

Visa Card Limits—Q: When is $500,000 Too Low?
A: When the card is an EB-5 visa. There was a short, succinct, and on point post by +Steve Faktor yesterday on the inequities of the HB-1 visa and the impact on average earnings in the tech sector– http://goo.gl/ivNnP. Steve makes an excellent job of linking the tax code, lobbying interests, and the resultant downward spiral’s effect on education, opportunity, and equity. The post brought to mind the EB-5—a topic upon which I have written before but is worth airing again.

The NBC article linked here provides a good summary of the basis for the EB-5. Also, it makes the point that there are those who, as I, believe the $500,000 investment requirement to be vastly too low. However, the article’s focus is not on the key danger nor the inequity—the types of job being created for those who are already U.S. citizens. Low wagejobs—typical... more »

2013-05-13 18:00:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

+Google evolving from Transaction Company to Community Company

When you study the journey Google have embarked upon you can see Google are evolving from a transaction company based on search and advertising to a community company based on contribution and engagement. The Google-Motorola hardware is designed to make it easier to engage in that emerging community company.

This evolution Google call Plus (+) as in +Google+ launched June 28th 2011. 

Google 1.0 or pre-Plus was 1998-2011. That’s thirteen years. Six years to build an internet business model and a further seven years to optimize it.

In the 1.0 period I am excluding the Orkut, GoogleSocial and Buzz experiments. All of these were attempts by Google over seven years 2004-2011 to appreciate and respect the concept of a community company. Even great companies of our age like Google may find it difficultto bu... more »

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2013-05-12 23:11:51 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)

Climate Change Hope—Only With Both Eyes Open...
And, of course, an engaged brain. It’s been quite a week for climate change news. With today’s long awaited Nature Climate Change report —http://goo.gl/Gv6MI—following closely on the heels of last week’s news that atmospheric CO2 concentrations have reached 400 ppm the outlook is grim—albeit sunny.

The grim aspect is made crystal clear by economist and climate change expert Lord Stern in his comment last week on the future facing residents of Texas inhospitable environments: “The trouble will come when they try to migrate into new lands. That will bring them into armed conflict with people already living there. Nor will it be an occasional occurrence. It could become a permanent feature of life on Earth.” http://goo.gl/9d1dB.

The hopeful view is made equally clear in today’s Report. The researchers’analysis that if glob... more »

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2013-04-20 20:17:07 (23 comments, 19 reshares, 41 +1s)

Dystopia or Utopia?—A Future Retrospective
This seems to be a perfect post for #caturday. I particularly like the line some thirty seconds into the video: “I lost eleven years of my life to the Internet... Looking at pictures of cats.”  Those viewers in the UK will appreciate the excellent imagery associated with the destruction of the ‘National Grid’. This seems to be perfectly accurate should Cameron & Co., be allowed to continue in office beyond the next election.   

H/T +Ulf Weihbold 

#humor   #humour   #theinternet   #caturday   #dystopian

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2013-04-19 23:59:07 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

#Caturday’s Not for Cats—It’s the Canine Sabbath
OK, finally I understand. Finally there’s proof that dogs have the upper hand paw—where’s that opposable thumb when it’s needed? That aside, we have proof now that #Caturday is a canine, rather than feline, conspiracy. 

It’s a dog’s life. Yeah, right! All true ‘dog’ people know the twisted logic in that statement. Today, thanks to the Samsung S4’s translate feature now including Canine, there is incontrovertible proof that man’s, and women’s for that matter, best friend introduced Caturday to ensure a little peace for a seventh of the week.

While their arch enemies are being coiffed and pampered, given acting lessons, and made to repeat maddening tricks with infants, keyboards, and mice, members of the superior race are taking a well-earned rest. Thank Dog!

#caterday   #fidofriday   #humor   #h... more »

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2013-04-17 23:38:51 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 29 +1s)

Excellent Advice—Maybe There's More That We Can Do
We could certainly start with doing everything we can to ensure that the 46 Senators who voted against the collective will of the 'People' never have the opportunity to serve another term. 

We don't need the hyped-up cant and hypocrisy of television to achieve this end. The grassroots power of social media activists is vastly more powerful. It just needs passionate, peaceful activism.

Not, of course, that the Senate's vote matters that much. The measure would never have passed the House or committee stage, boundary re-districting has made sure of that. The only threat that most Representatives face is a challenge from within their own party. 

#2ndamendment   #gunviolence   #houseofrepresentatives   #senate   #rootstrikers  

H/T +Alexander Kluge 

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2013-04-16 20:46:24 (69 comments, 11 reshares, 37 +1s)

Forget the Future, the Dystopian Present is Now—In Kansas
Of all the dystopian visions that are depicted with chilling realism in fiction, none matches the reality demonstrated in the article linked here. It is rare that a news article renders me momentarily speechless, sadly, this piece takes the dubious honour for 2013. Just the concept is sickening. A moment’s reflection leaves little hope for a sustainable future. How did we come to this sorry pass?

But wait. Maybe Pandora closed the lid in time. Read the article. Look at the disparate groups co-operating on all sides of the political, religious, equality, and freedom debates. Is it possible that we need such malignant idiocy to incite anger and foster reconciliation? Sad if so, but better this than the alternative.

Where is there a good tornado to be found when one is required? Preferably one that deposits itscap... more »

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2013-04-10 00:24:22 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Banking on the Brits—What Price the Euro Today?
I’m so sorry, I couldn’t resist the headline. What with the passing of the Iron Lady this week and the WSJ article shared here. Mind you, I do have to question the opening line of the second paragraph: “It turns out Canada can thank the French for their stable system...” I can only assume that the Murdoch’s ownership of the Journal doesn’t guarantee editorial independence. What about the Brits? Silly question.

OK, moving right along, there are some interesting concepts here that make reading Prof. Calomiris’ paper a worthwhile exercise. They certainly show that Margaret Thatcher did get some things right. In particular, her predictions on the power of Germany’s influence and the potential of the French hanging onto Germany’s coat-tails to the detriment of those nations unable to float their currency was on the money.It’s just unfortuna... more »

2013-04-05 19:55:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

#sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
#euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

Who had the highest engagement this week ? 
http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

The top gplussers in the world this week  
http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

Watch the Live Hangout on Air discussion now ! 
Euro Maestro's Weekly Roundup

We have +Derek Ross and +Chef Dennis Littley 
Join in on the fun. 

Did you know ...
Did you know you can see who had the biggest improvement during the week ?
www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswhoraise/

Did you know ...
You guys reshared this circle over 100 times three weeks in row ! 
Many than... more »

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2013-04-04 19:06:29 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Facebook Unveils Solution for Overcrowded Prisons—Home
As many in this forum with an interest in privacy, or the increasing lack thereof, I have been waiting with bated breath to see the spin that FB would apply during today's launch. Honesty. Insidious but refreshing.

" The app will make your phone a Facebook "home" less in the sense of a comforting shelter than in the sense of a house-arrest ankle monitor." Well said Kevin Roose.

As we enter the fully mobile third round of the Triple S —Search, Social, Subscription—Titans' fight for the critical and complete ownership of their subscriber base, I expect to see a little more cunning displayed by Google, Amazon, and even Apple. At this point I'm not sure whether to applaud Facebook for their complete transparency, or to weep at the naiveté of those who will pay for the total loss ofthe litt... more »

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2013-04-01 20:52:00 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

If it Ain’t Broke, Fix it—100% of Smug Google Utopians Agree
It has been my feeling for a while that we are being denied dramatic and productivity-enhancing developments in the online sphere. The cause appears to be twofold—corporate anti-competitive venality on the one hand, and the protectionism exhibited by individual managers within otherwise ethical corporations on the other. How many times can the wheel be re-invented? 

In this increasingly dystopian world we really need a challenge to keep the mind active and prove that there are those out there with the intelligence and critical thinking skills that exceed those of the average gnat. Those of you for whom there remains a vestige of doubt that the lowest common denominator is becoming the norm—please forgive the tautology—just read the Google support page here: http://goo.gl/6lvQm. 

Just the first linemakes the p... more »

2013-03-29 22:41:18 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Weekly roundup and the Who's Who of Google Plus !

#sharedcircles       #top500       #ff       #euromaestrocircles
#euromaestro       #sundayseven   #weeklyreview  

The top gplussers in the world this week  
http://www.circlecount.com/euromaestrowhoswho/

Did you know ...
Did you know you can filter any of these lists to see the top women or the top men only ?

Many thanks to +Circlecount for making this possible.

See who has page rank 5
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/GJEGrShRT5B

Check out the updated page rank 6 circle.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/LBgBVHD3aCZ

Do you enjoy hangouts and especially hangouts on Air ?
Then you should probably join +the hangout community created by+eric Law
more »

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2013-03-29 00:22:28 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

Spring is sprung—Da grass is riz...
I wonder where dem boidies iz. Da little boids is on da wing. Ain’t dat absoid. Da little wings is on da boid. OK, in the case of this particular Steller’s Jay, I can state categorically that the wing is on the bird whilst the bird is, evidently, on the wing. The wings are not that little either. 

For those of you who have seen the aggression of Jay’s once Spring is sprung, it will come as no surprise that ‘James’, shown here, was caught on camera just now as he drove ‘Simon’, featured in yesterday’s post, away from the feeder. Suet, it seems, is for da boids.

#wildlifephotography   #birdphotography  

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2013-03-28 23:09:32 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Amazon Prices Hike—Time for Main Street to Dust off the Bike
What wonderful news as we head into a long week-end. For bricks-and-mortar businesses, from ‘Main Street USA’ to the U.K. ‘High Street’, the fact of Amazon taking a leaf out of Apple’s squeeze until the pips squeak philosophy and applying it to third-party traders is just brilliant. This move will do more to slow the decline of non-virtual retail SMB’s than any amount of Government inaction action.

It is an interesting twist to see Amazon applying pressure to the online merchant community in the same way that Apple exploits its loyal integrated—Apple TV, iPhone, iTunes, iCloud, Mac—user base. Well done Amazon, you’ve just saved/created many hundreds of thousands of jobs. You've doubtless increased your margins and made your shareholders happy too.

Currently one small business fails everyhour in the U.K., a... more »

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2013-03-27 23:42:50 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

Hold That Thought—I Must Snap a Squirrel
Life is strange. Photography—certainly where squirrels are concerned—is simply a matter of timing. Having worked through the past two weekends, and suffering from the consequences known all too well to many of those in this forum, I decided to take advantage of a deferred meeting. I decided to take the day off... And rest. Gosh! I can still spell the word—r-e-s-t. Relaxation = Photography. Current target = Simon.

Those of you from whom my shameful—Friday delivered thankfully—’caturday’ post brought forth guffaws and/or on- and off-line snide remarks, I am delighted to be able to publish proof of Simon’s existence and prehensile-tail assisted acrobatic abilities. I have +Ayoub Khote to thank.

Having been walking this morning, then lurked on the decks supporting three or four kilos of camera body and lens, shot somedeer—using nothing... more »

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2013-03-25 18:10:38 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Would you like to learn a little more about yourself and others?

I've teamed up with the brilliant fellow who started Ecademy, +Thomas Power who I've met in London on my last few visits.
He introduced me to the '8 Leadors profiles' you see below and I thought you too may be interested: http://www.leadors.co
Please note: I am not earning commission or anything similar from this activity just am very interested in this area. All about it here:

What is it all about?
The leadORS indicator gives you insight into your own communication style and the journey you need to lead to conduct effective "online conversations" personally, and within your organisation.

Why is this important in business today?
Attracting and engaging with customers, leading and retaining staff and staying ahead of the competition is ofp... more »

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2013-03-23 01:34:42 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

Pride and Prejudice—But Picture Purrfect
OK, I know, I am allergic to caturday, cat gif's, and a dog person through and through. However I am a photographer too. In a break between calls and meetings today I took a few moments to download some 'snaps' of a pet squirrel that inhabits our Santa Cruz deck. In a weird twist of fate, the better shots in the download turned out to be of 'Nellie'. Those who know me well, please don't ask. Nellie—a.k.a. 'The Cat'—inhabits the deck too.

Now, although not a cat person I can appreciate a cat that attempts to befriend not only a squirrel, but the birds and occasional rodent too. Further, her photogenic properties require that her images be retained.

Yes, shortly after the primary shot here, I did save her from the twenty feet drop to the ground. This was just after she finally sat down havingreach... more »

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2013-03-22 17:05:04 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Inanimate objects are becoming sentient & everything is watching you!

Gus Hunt, CIA's CTO tells us how the CIA is using big data and where it is headed. You think Google, Facebook, and the rest of the Internet invades our privacy? You think it's a big deal that Google reads your email to serve you better ads, that Google and other search engines track your movement and behavior to sell you what they think you want? Think bigger and deeper.

How you walk, your gait, is a digital finger print. Yep, you don't even have to be on your phone anymore. How about group behavior. Every group has a unique persona. When Mary, John, Jan, and Joe are together, what do we know about them as a group and how can we use that group psychographic?   

How does this trickle down into business and education and personal social planning. This is a double edged sword.Gr... more »

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2013-03-21 20:34:06 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Quantum Computing and Aliens—The Event Horizon Approaches
Quantum Computing is just around the corner. It offers the potential for Algorithms to break their bonds with humanity as Qubits cast off binary digital restraints and allow computer systems to make decisions without reference to their designers.

From the earliest days of cryptography practitioners have known that more often than not it is an anomaly, rather than a commonality, that allows a code to be broken. Like an errant thread, the pulling of which unravels a complex piece of knitwear, recognizing the disruption in a pattern is vital for success.

Yes, mathematics is important—evidenced by the core skills of Antoine Rossignol, and Alan Turing some three centuries later. However, the human brain’s ability to recognize, then parse, billions of data points without conscious effort is essential. Patternrecog... more »

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2013-03-19 21:08:26 (15 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Economy of Effort Slows Aging—For All Organs but the Brain
I thought that I would take a leaf out of the writers' guide used by the current generation of edadvertorials for the headline. This share is important listening, and critical for anyone approaching 40, 50, 60, 70, or 80 years of age. For anyone over 90, there’s a message, hope, and a smile. For those of any age who enjoy P.D. James novels, listening to this podcast—http://goo.gl/QUjdI—is an experience not to be missed.

The Challenge of Ageing is part of the BBC’s The Forum series, with this panel discussion having been recorded at The London School of Economics. Unusually for such talks, all of the participants provide excellent value—Hans Rosling is particularly worthwhile. However there is no doubt that P.D. James steals the show. At 93 years of age, Baroness James demonstrates quite what you can achievewhen you co... more »

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2013-03-19 18:49:14 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Swallows and the School Bus—An Evolutionary Parallel?
I have often been impressed by the aerodynamic acrobatics of the swallows that nest in the bridges on I5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Their ability to avoid collisions with cars whilst grabbing a quick snack is remarkable. As such I found the report, cited below, of more than passing interest. It brought to mind an article that I wrote some twenty years ago on a possible cause for the abnormally high pedestrian accident statistics in the U.S. 

I wrote the piece shortly after I moved to America from Europe and discovered, fortunately just in time, that over here school buses have flashing red lights—many sporting octagonal wings imprinted with the word ‘Stop’. I stopped. I then watched in horror as children dropped from the door onto the sidewalk and, looking neither right nor left, shot across the street. 
A... more »

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2013-03-15 01:32:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Under-employed—The Problem's Not the Work, It’s the Need

Buried within today’s PEW Research Center report on Modern Parenthood are some obvious, but disturbing, statistics. The gender gap is alive, and unfortunately well, although it is narrowing. That it is shrinking is good news. Less good are the underlying data.

Now although there could well be some valid discussion on the definition of the word ’prefer’, the fact that today one in three American mothers say that they would ‘prefer’ a full-time job, compared with one in five in 2007, is hugely significant. The statistic shines a revealing light on the true unemployment numbers—the rarely discussed python slithering under the table whenever the unemployed are discussed as a class. This is a 60% increase—10% per annum compounded annually—in the number of ‘working’ mothers seeking employment. 
Now although I’v... more »

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2013-03-14 23:30:43 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Samsung S4—Normal Service. Will it be Resumed? For Apple?
4:25 PST—Just wondering how long it will be before someone discovers quite who it was that tripped over the video feed cable. As I write, the audio has been restored. Where are the conspiracy theorists when you need them? Ah... Back on line now. 

4:45 PST—There are some seriously good features here. Home Sync is way overdue. This and other features are what you get when a hardware company, rather than a media company, or hardware/media blend such as Apple, launches a product not as a medium for bleeding the consumer. 

5:00 PST—In summary the cheesy presentation and, perhaps, Broadway's worst production in years, was painful. The product will cause Apple to re-think. Nah! Maybe?

It will be interesting to see where the revenue models from the various providers of services end up. We are wayoverdue fo... more »

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2013-03-13 22:32:31 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

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2013-03-13 16:59:06 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Titanic Failure—A Tale of Two Economies
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It’s a wonderful opening line, but since this piece has little to do with Paris, although much to do with Dickens’ unflattering social comparisons where London–read UK–life is concerned, then rather than cities perhaps I should start with two ships—the QE II and the Titanic.

Now I mention the QE II since the letters ‘QE’ stand for Queen Elizabeth; the UK’s reigning monarch whose image graces the currency of the realm—the Pound Sterling. In the Pound’s current state, and with the UK in the longest depression–the ‘triple dip’ euphemism be damned–for over a century, perhaps it’s time to review the adjectival form of the ‘Sterling’ noun. Adjectival derivations, bring me neatly to the second ship—the Titanic. The adjective titanic is a perfect descriptor forthe failure of the UK’s Government to... more »

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2013-03-13 16:52:40 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Much Exaggerated—Rumours of my Digital Demise
For those of you never yet forced by pressure of work, seclusion in a Himalayan monastery, the luxury of a well-earned vacation, or other long and absorbing pursuits to take a social media break, I have a caution. Don’t! Don’t do it. At the very minimum find time to log on from your locked office, mountain top, or beach. 798 notifications in a single sitting can be a little daunting. 

I know now that I could have found an hour or so between trains, planes, automobiles, offices, meetings, and the occasional doze, to log on. Hindsight is, indeed, 20:20. Maybe even as good as 20:15. Thankfully I don’t pretend, nor intend, to scale the walls of Facebook, restricting myself to G+ and a few specialized business and technology networks is sufficiently daunting. I’ve a lot of catching up to do.

As for those of you who werekind enoug... more »

2013-01-10 19:36:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thanks Bob... Delighted to be here at the start.

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2013-01-10 19:33:18 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Debt Ceiling—Heads the US Wins, Tails the GOP Loses
Much as the headline writer in me admires the ‘cleverness’ of the headline “Toss a Coin”—say it quickly Brits—in The Economist, and the tag line, “A crackpot idea to circumvent America’s debt ceiling gains currency”, neither is justified as the article itself demonstrates rather clearly. Actually this is the best idea that I’ve seen come out of D.C. in the current age.

As to the article, it’s worth reading. Indeed, I feel that the author has more than a passing knowledge of history in so far as economics, global power, and currency are concerned. I just hope that the US Fed and the Treasury are studying their equivalents across the Pond. After all, the Bank of England pioneered the concept of using the nation as collateral for paper money, enabling the reconstruction of the navy, creation of jobs, andeventually getting even... more »

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2013-01-03 18:35:51 (21 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)

A Broken System—A Lousy Deal—No End in Sight
The subhead on the cover of the forthcoming edition of The Economist is a perfectly crafted example of the headline writer’s art. Such a shame that it is accurate also—particularly the final phrase. The same cannot be said, however, for the headline itself. If only!

If only the U.S. would turn European in respect of money in politics. In Europe the venal and corrupt lobbying practices that enabled business to drive the agenda and the structure of yesterday’s last-minute climb down would have not been possible and/or resulted in long, and deserved, jail terms. In doubt? Just look at the corporate welfare that is now locked in for the foreseeable future and the human welfare that will be cut as the debt ceiling debate runs its course.

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2013-01-03 02:37:31 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

The Art of Engineering a Future—One Individual at a Time
Let’s face it, there is a groundswell building. The marketeers, the brands, the retail associations and other consumer-oriented business organisations continue their ostrich-like pose with beaks resting paralyzed on the sand while the world changes around them. 

Unfortunately for the owners of the beaks who also happen to own businesses based upon Henry Ford’s production line—or Ogilvy’s advertising—models it’s too late to cast eyes upward and read the writing writ large but unseen. Fortunately—for the majority of humanity­—unlike the sands of time contained in an hour glass, the arrow of time is not reversible. Those who have built and profited from a culture of consumerism to the detriment of a sustainable economy will eventually run out of consumers. More accurately the consumers will run out on themunless both sides u... more »

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2013-01-03 00:00:30 (17 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)

Closing Resolutions—Of the Photographic Kind
Much along the lines of the military axiom concerning the futility of issuing an order that it is known will not be obeyed, I only qualify as an occasional ‘resolute’ when each New Year arrives. However, given the success of last year’s resolve to quit Marlboro’s evil weed finally, I’m going to have another attempt this year... Spend more time with my photographic equipment. 

Actually, it’s not simply photography. It’s life. Spend more time smelling the roses rather than working to become fertilizer and positioning oneself to feed the roses from below. Spend more time absorbing nature rather than as ash being sprinkled upon, and then absorbed by, nature. 

Having spent much of the past month completely absorbed by business—travel and ‘screen-time’—to the extent of ignoring not simply self,but the extended ‘G+ Fami... more »

2012-12-14 16:11:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Thank you for the invitation +Wolf Weber. I look forward to the conversations.

2012-12-13 21:25:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Gosh +Meg Tufano. It would appear that I have someone's approval! Rare indeed. Thank you so much. :-)

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2012-12-12 15:42:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Google Zeitgeist 2012 is out. 

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2012-12-09 18:16:25 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The data and link posted by +Jeff Jockisch just now, together with the post by +Gideon Rosenblatt on 'Social Business' brought to mind a piece that I wrote back in September that would seem to add context to both.

Entrepreneurs & Economics—Seeding the American Dream
Yesterday [September 20th, 2012] there was a particularly thought provoking article in the Washington Post—http://goo.gl/sbE9r. In the piece +Ezra Klein provided a perfect counter to Romney’s 47% idiocy argument and made the obvious, but oft-times missed, point that access to money and personal responsibility are inversely proportional. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of prospective entrepreneurs—the job creators. 

As Ezra pointed out so succinctly: “The point here isn’t that Romney is unfamiliar with cutting-edge work in cognitive psychology. It’s that he misses even theintuitive message... more »

2012-12-07 22:23:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Thanks +Alexander Becker. You knew that I would not be able to resist this one.

2012-12-07 16:06:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Thanks +steph wanamaker. This is an absolute 'must'.

2012-12-07 15:48:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thanks for the invitation +Paul Simbeck-Hampson. 

2012-12-07 15:42:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Thanks again +Alex Grossman. I almost missed this invitation. This is the only problem with the community approach. Too many notifications. 

2012-12-07 15:32:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Thank you for the invitation +Shaker Cherukuri. 

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