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About fotoLibra

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Good overview of fotoLibra from Gwyn Headley fotoLibra was set up to allow everybody to have a crack at selling photographs for publication. No exams, no interviews, no judging, no criticism, no minimum submissions. Just the power of the market. It’s completely free, with a few restrictions. If you don’t want the restrictions, you can […]

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Weather

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It’s getting colder and cloudier for Friday night when I will sleep (?) in a field (no tents) in Thames Valley. Of course this means nothing to the 75,000 under 25’s who have to sleep rough every night all over the UK. Your donation at www.justgiving.com/paoga will really mean something for those that Action for […]

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Freezing Cold but Heartwarming

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I must tell you – at 3am on a starry night in October in a field on the banks of the Thames it gets pretty cold. Some of the 300 fellow Byte Night campers resorted to praying for morning.Thank goodness the Banner team, Jesse, Belinda, Amelia and Rod (where did Steve go?) let me snuggle […]

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I am on Face Book

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I just had to see what all the fuss was about so I signed up to Face Book recently. I was amazed to find that this phenomenon is not just limited to teenagers but that a surprising number of my more mature ‘contacts’ were already registered, many of them no doubt out of curiosity.My apologies […]

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PAOGA – The Movie!

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The media continue to cover the increasing risks of identity abuse.Here is a ‘rough cut‘ of the PAOGA contribution which matches the ‘rough cut’ of my hair. My apologies, I just didn’t have time to spend in the barbers!Feedback welcome.

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INSEAD Dragon’s Den

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I was privilegedto be invited by Steve Haslett, Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD, to judge the MBA semi-finalists presentations back in November 2006.The quality of the 12 teams 20 minute presentations was extremely professional and covered a range of projects from a new Saki Cocktail in a box (great packaging), a wine tasting experience, real […]

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Summer 2006

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June A busy month both socially and professionally. My sister arrived from Australia for 2 months, giving up her summer vacation as she does every year, to help care for our parents. We celebrated her birthday, our anniversary and my parents 58th anniversary (we have a big family gathering now covering 4 generations every year). […]

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Chairman of the Month

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You can imagine how my wife, Yvonne, laughed when I told her that I had been asked to be interviewed for Chairman of the Month by the Chairman’s Network.  Lot’s of comments from her about ‘centre spreads’ and ‘staples’. The article is quite fun and lighthearted but it does seem to suggest that I did […]

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London Book Fair

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I have been very lucky, in my numerous careers over the years, to have worked with an amazing amount of interesting and talented people. Not only at director level but, equally important, skilled and dedicated ‘do-ers’. In my 20’s and 30’s the publishing industry was a rich source of facinating people and occasionally I take […]

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“These are our ’60’s. It’s about freedom, and a breakaway from the establishment to the power of the individual. No other group of companies so epitomises this ‘Time of Choice’ as Google, Ebay/SKYPE, MobileATM, ZOPA, PAOGA, Apple/itunes and Friends Reunited.” Julie Meyer, Ariadne Capital. January 2006 An increasing number of individuals, 15million in the UK, […]

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