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Ho Chi Minh City

December 24, 2012


Vietnam is catching up.  They’re taking on China in low-cost manufacturing and have clear ambitions of their own. But there’s still a charm about Saigon that has already gone from much of urban China – starting with an airport that feels as though the troops have only just moved out.  Everywhere you turn buildings that […]

Chairman who?

June 1, 2012


Beijing is something of a popular spot for visiting dignitaries. Last week Jeremy Browne MP came along to the British Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable discussion about the current economic climate for doing business in Beijing.  More green than brown as he listened to the latest survey results from BritCham, he seemed most impressed […]

Cascading simple information

February 18, 2011


A nice illustration of how even the simplest of information can be distorted beyond recognition if it passes through enough people. If your message is complicated to start with, don’t expect word of mouth to produce a more faithful rendition. <p><a href=”″>A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals</a> from <a href=””>clement valla</a> on […]

Mapping LinkedIn

August 30, 2010


A DIY guide to being Mayor of London

August 18, 2009


Think of some good policies (borrow from others if struggling) Win office – not as easy as it sounds (unless your main two rivals are more bumbling than you) Run lots of competitions to fulfil policy pledges Ah, that’s the spirit, Bozza!

“Radical rethink needed on food”

August 10, 2009


I wonder how radical, radical really is?  Saying no to fish?  Investing in Vertical Farms?  An explosion of closed loop recycling?  Expansion of allotment land?  Let’s see, shall we? BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | ‘Radical rethink’ needed on food.

I Don’t Want One Of Those

August 4, 2009


70% of all food produced is not consumed It was back in May last year that The Independent ran an article looking at the inordinate amount of perfectly good food thrown out each year in the UK.  Since then there have been a number of interesting, and more mainstream, TV programmes about the same subject […]