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University applications for...

The BBC have been running a story this morning that University applications in the UK are down by 9%. It comes across as something we should be worried about. I think we should be delighted. It’s great news if we want to kick start out economy. Let’s get those young brains with fresh ideas creating […]

Penpals & Pensioners

Starting a new venture around Personal Networks has been a topic of conversation around the family dinner table. Our children (aged 11 & 12) are fascinated by mum and dad considering working again – after nearly 5 years of being “funemployed”. Also, we met up with with Carrie’s parents this week for supper – and […]

Viewdle – social face...

I’ve just come off the phone from chatting with Laurent Gil, the founder of Viewdle who have created some revolutionary patented face recognition technology. If you read my blog early today, you will have seen their launch video (it’s shown again below). I asked Laurent whether the video was just a big budget ad creating […]

Reading List – the re...

As mentioned,  I have been running up my Amazon bill doing this Personal Network research.  See the picture of my Personal Network bookshelf….. I’ve created a list on my LinkedIn Profile – http://uk.linkedin.com/in/philobr.  I would be interested if you have any other suggestions. List – as of this evening – is below.  I need to […]

Reflexivity – I liked...

Reading Mrs Moneypenny’s column in the Financial Times is a regular weekend treat. The FT Weekend is the only printed newspaper that I buy each week – and her column is a must read. Mrs M’s columns can seldom be judged by their titles. This week it’s called “Me, go on a diet? Fat chance”. […]