Happy birthday to my blog. It is 13 years old this month, it’s a teenager and behaving very much like one. This blog was born in May 2007. I wonder what it’s life expectancy is?

This image tracks the bullet/cannon shell holes on Allied planes that encountered German anti-aircraft fire and German fighters in World War II. At first, the military wanted to reinforce those areas hit, because obviously that’s where the ground crew observed …

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There are 4 main reasons commonly attributed to this: Lack of preparation Poor financial reports Owner reliance Unrealistic price expectations I guess there’s no great surprise there? Being part of the 80% is not compulsory, there are things you can …

80% of all businesses that are put up for sale never get sold Read more »

It’s funny how you get introduced to people sometimes. Richard Martin and I met in the street, we were introduced by a mutual friend. It turns out that Richard is a bit of a wizard when it comes to web …

Web Design in Reading Read more »

There is no point in asking for feedback if you don’t do it consistently. I use 1&1 for hosting and domains. Every time I ask for help/support I receive an email asking for feedback. But, last week I had a …

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“When should we tell people about our event?” Oddly, that’s a question I’ve heard three times in the last week. There’s no absolute right answer. Events, audiences and organisations will all vary. That said, telling a membership group about an …

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The CEO of Mercedes has just retired. BMW hired an actor who looked like him and made this advert. This is a really good piece of opportunistic marketing by BMW.

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