7 March 2020

What Made The Modern Economy?

A podcast I’ve been enjoying recently is 50 Things That Made The Modern Economy:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04b1g3c/episodes/downloads It goes through unassuming things that make every day life function, including glasses, canned food and GPS. The host, Tim Hartford, was also on another good podcast (Conversations with Tyler) which you can see here: https://conversationswithtyler.com/ They have a discussion where both […]

29 February 2020

Coronavirus… maybe

This week I’ve been keeping a closer-than-normal eye on the coronavirus outbreak¬†(officially “Covid-19”) as I’ve been in northern Italy which seems to be the epicentre of the European cases. I’ve been in Livigno, about 150km from the 11 quarantined towns, but still technically in “Northern Italy” and so subject to warnings about ‘self-isolation’ if symptoms […]

22 February 2020

What should I call my business?

This week I’ve been deliberating what to call my new business. For the last year I’ve been doing freelance work and (as mentioned here) have been looking at how to refine it into a repeatable valuable service I deliver people. Podcasts for companies The initial idea is to make podcasts for companies. More and more organisations […]

26 October 2019

What’s happening in Copenhagen: A rhythm to Copenhagen begins to emerge

Aside from trying to keep abreast of what’s happening (or not) with Brexit, this week has been fairly uneventful. I thought it might be interesting to share an update on how life in Denmark has been going, six weeks in… Danish classes have reached their halfway point and I can now ask simple “What/ Who/ […]

10 August 2019

Favourite new: album; newsletter; procrastination; article; habit

There’s nothing too groundbreaking to say from this week. It’s been podcast interviews, seeing friends and a day-long binge of Stranger Things. What I can share are some (in my opinion) interesting things I’ve been reading/ listening to in case you’re after some distraction this weekend: Album I’ve been enjoying: Run Home Slow by The Teskey Brothers High […]

27 July 2019

Leaving East Africa: A departure from the EU results in a departure from EA

This week I have some fairly big news: after 3 years in East Africa, I’m leaving next month. In a fairly direct way, it’s because of Brexit. Moving to Denmark I met my girlfriend in Kenya about two years ago. She’s Danish and has worked for a couple of companies in Nairobi since arriving. We […]

16 January 2019

Nairobi Terror Attack Update

In case you haven’t seen there’s been a fairly major attack on a Nairobi hotel, with al-Shabaab claiming responsibility. Exactly what happened is still being confirmed, but there was an initial explosion, and then reports of gunfire. More details as the story emerges here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46880375 Thankfully myself, and immediate friends are safe. The hotel complex also […]

31 December 2018

2018 in review

As this is the last newsletter of the year it feels like I should at least make some attempt to write something thoughtful. Rather than a chronological run through of what’s been happening, I’ll instead share some things I’ve been thinking about, which you might find interesting to read.

29 December 2018

Reflections on 2018

As this is the last newsletter of the year it feels like I should at least make some attempt to write something thoughtful. Rather than a chronological run-through of what’s been happening, I’ll instead share some things I’ve been thinking about, which you might find interesting to read. Article I’ve shared the most The Tail […]

6 October 2018

South Africa (sort of): Johannesburg + Disney conspiracy?

This week I’ve been in South Africa for the first time. I’d love to give a detailed explanation of the depth of South African history, rich observations on the cultural nuance and some meaningful insight as to what the South Africans of today are really feeling. Unfortunately, I’ve been very head down with work and […]