Doing interviews for the Winter 2015 BGV cohort — so many talented people with great ideas. GoodGym’s fifth birthday party — that’s gone quick! Finding that The George has had a very nice refit and is now serving some very good beers. Thought the Programmer’s Price in the New Yorker about the rise of agents for engineers was interesting — not […]
I loved Creativity, Inc . It’s the story of the founding, trials, tribulations, growth and eventual acquisition of Pixar as told by co-founder and company President Ed Catmull and journalist Amy Wallace. The best bits for me were the early chapters — the personal history and the early days of the company especially as Ed found himself […]
Grayson Perry’s ‘Who Are You?’ is the first thing I’ve watched on Channel 4 in a while and it was very good. The conceit is to bring portriats of ordinary contemporary Britons into the white, rich, male historical figures of the National Portrait Gallery in London and it really works. You start to realise quite […]
A little while back, Douglas Coupland had a great piece in the FT Magazine. He wrote about how he thought the internet was changing the way he thought — how his brain no longer bothered to retain trivia and occasionally — conditioned by phones, tablets and screens — he’d find himself looking for the time in the top right hand corner […]
Over the weekend, I read Guy Spier’s The Education of a Value Investor based on Diane Coyle’s recommendation. Like Diane, I sped through the book in a couple of sittings and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a wonderful, authentic, honest story about how Guy unlearned some of the unfortunate things an elite formal education can instill […]
I’m a pretty big fan of Russell Howard and his Good News show so it was a lovely surprise to see Good Gym featured as the ‘It’s not all doom and gloom’ story this week. The show is on iPlayer for a few more days — the Good Gym bit starts at 26 mins 50 secs in.