Jeremy Clarkson and his boys (Richard Hammond and James May) have signed a £160m deal to create a 3 series set of motoring programmes for Amazon. So Amazon have used some of his downtime to get him to appear in their ad for drone delivered packages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXo_d6tNWuY
UberConference have summed it up perfectly in this video https://youtu.be/zwdKWg_uwuY
Students at a local school were assigned to read 2 books, 'Titanic' and 'My Life' by Bill Clinton. One student turned in the following book report, with the proposition that they were nearly identical stories! His professor gave him an A+ for this report. Titanic: Cost - $29.99 Clinton : Cost - $29.99 Titanic: Over … Continue reading Literally genius or is it literacy genius?
Most multi-tasking is doing more than one thing at a time and getting a worse result than doing each one individually. But I came across a lovely example where it does work: Carpool (not carpooling). Carpool is a web series presented by English actor and comedian Robert Llewellyn. In each episode he interviews a guest … Continue reading Multi-tasking – an example that actually works #funny @mrchrisaddison
In a surprise (leaked) announcement Apple is set to launch its own operating system for Windows machines as a way of reviving its flagging mojo. It said that is sees the market is still hugely lucrative and shows steady growth and Microsoft has been making way too much wonga for far too long. They have … Continue reading Apple to launch OS for Windows machines
Here's the full text from the Seattle Craigslist ad below: Yoga mat for sale. Used once at lunch hour class in December 2009. Usage timeline as follows: 11:45a Register for hot yoga class. Infinite wisdom tells me to commit to 5 class package and purchase a yoga mat. I pay $89.74. Money well spent, I smugly … Continue reading Yoga mat for sale. Used once. – $1 (Bellevue)
Dear Virgin Media, I'm really sorry for my Father in Law not paying his bill last month, but what with him being dead and all, it's probably slipped his mind. Some people, eh? You, however, are to be publicly commended for swooping in with all the sensitivity of a charging rhino and instantly fining him … Continue reading Customer Service #fail #virgin
With Valentines day coming up, some of the less-romantic guys may be looking for ideas to put in their Valentines cards... I may be dyslexic, but that doesn't mean I don't vole you Roses are red, violets are blue, I've got something nasty, and now so have you You make me so hot just thinking … Continue reading Valentines Day card inspirational messages
Samsung scored a direct hit at Apple by airing the ad below just after the announcement of the iPhone5. Now they are running this ad at this Sunday's SuperBowl on Sunday which pokes fun at the recent lawsuits between Apple and Samsung. None of this comes cheap. Last year spent $191 million on marketing in … Continue reading Samsung gets its adver-mojo #samsung #apple
In a great letter to the Financial Times, the writer has captured the essence of compliance in the financial services industry. Malcolm Crow claims that the book Fifty Shades of Grey is not about compliance issues relating to the financial services industry. He is clearly wrong: I have it on good authority that the book … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Finance
Relaxed, yet professional We at Nimbus are ‘relaxed, yet professional’ and that hasn't really changed since being acquired by TIBCO. That's what our staff tell us. That’s what our clients tell us. That’s the exact wording in our company values statement . In the office, from the CEO down we wear jeans, polo shirts and … Continue reading Smart Casual – how to avoid getting frocked up #culture #funny #dresscode
The current Barclays scandal has gathered momentum and has now gone way beyond "it had insufficient business controls" as the recent Guardian article today, Barclays Libor scandal: how can we change banking culture? spells out in graphic detail. The UK population has been well and truly bankered. To sum up the excellent article According to … Continue reading We’ve been bent over and bankered at a cost of £46,774 per person
Following on from my post Who will regulate the regulators? and Barclays 'record' fine.