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Facebook and The Big Short

Every time I see figures like the recently released numbers for Facebook (net income was almost $5bn in Q1, up 63 per cent year-on-year) I’m reminded of The Big Short, when Jamie and Charlie realise the banks are selling what they now know are worthless CDOs. The banks know exactly what they’re doing, as does… Continue reading

‘Hey, this doesn’t smell right’

Ronan Farrow in the most recent WorkLife podcast episode (discussing the #MeToo movement with Ronan, Ashley Judd and Tarana Burke) from Adam Grant talked about the need to stand up and say something in the face of abuse and transgressions at work. This part of the podcast stood out to me for the need to be… Continue reading

How to navigate a successful creative career

Another incredible NABS Tuesday Club talk has just been and gone, this time with Dots founder Pip Jamieson moderating the debate between: Sir John Hegarty, Founder Creative – BBH Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Rebecca Petts Davies, Graphic Designer, Wunderman UK Or as Pip liked to call them ‘the dinosaur, the unicorn and… Continue reading

Week 13.1

I’ve been re-reading the victim statement from the Brock Turner rape case – actually re-reading isn’t quite the right word; I’m using it in a report and I’m reading around it, but the day doesn’t feel sunny enough, nor do I feel strong and positive enough to read it again right now. The first time… Continue reading