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Transported! [Monday, November 30, 2015]

A brilliant bit of extempore storytelling this morning by the Train Manager on my Virgin Pendolino from London to Manchester […]

Digital Dilemmas [Wednesday, November 4, 2015]

In the last couple of weeks I have been frequently reminded of how the rapidly evolving digital world is throwing up […]

War Stories [Saturday, October 24, 2015]

I’m just back from 4 days in Berlin, the first time I’ve visited this remarkable city. There are few places […]

Is venue envy driving conference centre design? [Wednesday, October 7, 2015]

Television cameras at the current crop of UK Political Party Conventions show thousands of politicians, delegates, exhibitors, lobbyists and media […]

You can do it with your eyes closed [Thursday, September 10, 2015]

Will you close your eyes for a minute?  And try describing your destination using all the senses, not just sight?  […]

Boomers: who do they think they are? [Tuesday, August 18, 2015]

“Age is just a number. And maths was never my thing”  says Helen Mirren in the latest L’Oreal ads (or […]

Travelling hopefully [Sunday, July 26, 2015]

I must have been about 7, maybe 8, but definitely still in short trousers when I first encountered Ian Allen. […]

How well do you know your markets? [Thursday, April 2, 2015]

  A Brazilian friend and his Peruvian wife – leaving Lima within the next few days for an extended European […]

Goodie Bags [Friday, February 6, 2015]

Between Christmas and New Year I had an office clear out.  I’d collected quite a few conference goodie bags during […]

Mr Turner and Skying [Wednesday, January 7, 2015]

When did you last spend time skying? “When I was a boy I used to lie for hours on my […]

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