October 17, 2016

Is this a question?

I watched Elon Musk’s webcast of his presentation about interplanetary travel a few weeks ago.  At the end there were questions from the audience.  It’s always […]
October 13, 2016

I’m not sure I can help you

‘Solutions’ is a remarkably popular word in business. It crops up in ads, mailings, CVs, company names and cheesy corporate gifts all the time. I did a […]
October 12, 2016

I bought a pale blue dot

I bought a packet of round pale blue stickers today.  They’re the sort that go on to calendar charts in the office to mark out the […]
October 7, 2016


The peculiar thing about markets or currencies is that their value is almost entirely based on faith and perception.  Anything that has a ‘value’ is assessed […]
October 6, 2016

Capital Markets PR with a bit more oomph

Aeons ago when I was director of media relations at Dixons Retail I used to take the view that the set-piece announcements in the financial reporting […]
October 6, 2016

Concrete ears

The Greatstone Sound Mirrors, massive concrete listening devices shaped like crude ears, were built in marshland in Kent in the late 1920s as part of Britain’s […]
October 3, 2016

The golden age of presidential gaffes

Here are five major gaffes from previous presidential campaigns.  Dan Quayle, in the first, offers his chin to Lloyd Bentsen.  In the second, Nixon outsweats Kennedy.  In […]
September 15, 2016

Breaking Space News

Consider the maths… Houston PR has been trading for 9 years.   Radio waves travel at the speed of light.   The nearest habitable planet is […]
September 15, 2016

Facing the wrong way

I had a horrible realisation the other day: I am officially old. I had this epiphany in a tunnel at St. Pancras station. I’d seen a […]
September 14, 2016

Dull mobs

While I was thinking about flash mobs, I did the thing that everyone always does when ever they think about anything: I read the Wikipedia page. […]