BBC Store Confirms Closure

To be honest I'm not surprised. There have been rumours for a few weeks and in reality why would you do this with all the hassle and associated overhead instead of syndicating content via the known players such as Netflix, Amazon, iflix, Apple and Google? Let them do the hard work as its their core business and area of expertise.


To move - or not to move?

Many major broadcasters bit the bullet during the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century and invested in large new state-of-the –art broadcasting centres.

The BBC was one of the biggest – drastically revamping almost its entire property portfolio in a long term project that culminated in the opening of New Broadcasting House in London. This £1.046bn project took 10 years to complete and eventually moved more than 5,000 staff from ten smaller buildings across the capital.


Cabsat Wrap Up

Both a sandstorm and rain ended up clouding the view at CABSAT2017? Both are relatively rare events in normally sunny Dubai – but we had both! And even without the weather, it wasn’t always easy to see what was clearly going on.


New Partner Opportunities at Marquis

Marquis Media Partners LLP, the UK-based international change and broadcast consultancy, wants to expand further and is inviting expressions of interest from individuals who would like to join the firm at working-Partner level.


'How would it be, if everybody did that?'

How would it be,” the police officer asked him severely, “if everybody did that?” 

 - Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Douglas Adams may not be an established literary giant, but for me (at least) he has long been an inspiration. His original Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy series, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, captured my heart and mind many years ago. Captured my mind as I was figuring out who I was, what I wanted to be. Gave me an early insight into alternative perspectives. Made me think.

Last week, I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Baltic Project Management Forum 2016. The subject of my presentation Cultural Diversity: Making the Project Fit the Culture.

In the lead up to the Forum, I was invited to give an interview to Simas Čelutka at IQ magazine, a Baltic publication affiliated with The Economist.

The questions posed to me, the contributions of my fellow speakers, the warmth of the welcome extended to me by the organisers of the Forum, and the people of Vilnius, reminded me of those days long ago when the world stretched out ahead of me, waiting to be discovered. And so, again, I realised that no matter how rich one’s experience, there is so much more to be learned. Always.

The interview I gave to IQ, transcribed below, reminded me of how lucky I have been, of the opportunities I have had, to learn more about our world, about how much more there is to learn.

For we can never stop learning.

Or sharing.


Space: the final frontier?

Well, ok, some might contest that we know more about our own solar system than we do about the world below the waves of our oceans, but, last night, the frontier was clearly space.

Earlier in the week, in a session focused on the world of advertising, we were presented with an image of Matt Damon and the surface of Mars. An image being used to sell potatoes in a supermarket. Lateral thinking.