The City of Robots There is a City where almost all critical functions are performed by robots. There are robots that carry stuff, build stuff, take messages from one place to another; they make sure the City’s industry is performed with speed and efficiency; they root out and attack enemies entering the city and they […]

Single Carriageway Road

A short, but true, story from the nut-house I’m early, I’m always early. The only other early person is a middle-aged guy with a heavy belly. ‘Hello,’ he says, surprising me with his jovial tone. ‘Hello,’ I say, surprising myself with my jovial tone. ‘New?’ he asks, his voice a competent bass, the sort that […]


[First published as a guest post on the Tribesports blog… http://tribesports.com/blog/fat-fat-wherefore-art-thou-fat%5D OK, first some credentials – because if in one small(ish) post I am going to solve the world’s appalling adipose problem you need know I am not just some crackpot. I am co-founder/Chief Strategic Officer of a Tribesports which, as we know, hosts a […]


[First published on Medium.com – easily my most successful post so far] For my wife I know I know that Aristotle followed Plato Who followed the Socrates show His execution by Hemlock Because he dared to mock Democracy In order to recommend Meritocracy. and I know that Tamerlaine lead the Mongol Horde After the stallions […]


And, if it is, how can the knowledge help us? “…the subcallosal cingulate region), which mediates our unconscious and motor responses to emotional stress; the other is the right anterior insula, aregion where self-awareness and interpersonal experience come together. These two regions connect to the hypothalamus, which plays a role in basic functions like sleep, appetite and libido, and to three other important regions of […]


[I first posted this on Medium on 6 September 2013] How tech start-up entrepreneurs and angel investors survive in Extremistan: Applied AntiFragility Nassim Taleb is a great thinker (Wikipedia describes him as an ‘epistemologist’, which, no doubt, is an excellent badge to wear), and an equally great bombast. I remember when I read The Black […]


This article first appeared in Wired Insights on August 23rd 2013. “The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me in order to sell Nylons.” – Don Draper I love Mad Men, and this is Don Draper at his most phlegmatic. The sentiment […]


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