The Bromsgrove School Crest / Coat of Arms

Since posting Momento Mori: I hope not, in which I talked about Bromsgrove School’s performance in the 2012 A Level Results tables, I have noticed a spike in blog traffic for people trying to locate the Bromsgrove School Coat of Arms. I had a little look around Google Images and managed to find three variations: […]

Momento mori: I hope not! (A Level Results Tables)

Some 10 years ago I picked up my A-Level results.¬†Opening the envelope was just a formality: I already knew I was going to see top marks in Maths, Physics and Economics. Whilst this may seem arrogant I can assure you this confidence was fully justified, thanks to the Bromsgrove School ‘experience’. Given my son is […]

Charitable Yield Management by Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland presented the idea of Charitable Yield Management to attendees of TEDxOxford on 26th September 2011 and the video appeared on the TEDxTalks YouTube channel in January of this year. For the first part of the video Rory covers some interesting observations by behavioural economists, in particular the way in which our perception of […]

Developing apps for iOS and Android

In October last year I mentioned a course run by Paul Hegarty of Stanford University. The entire series is free on iTunes and if you have an interest in developing apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch you should check it out. I’ll be honest, I haven’t made much (any) progress in respect of […]

iPhone iPad and iPod applications

Update: 26th July, 2011: check out this follow up post on developing applications for iOS or Android using Buzztouch. Paul Hegarty: Developing Apps for iOS Download free from iTunes U It’s safe to say Apple’s iPod, iPhone and iPad are here to stay. Over a billion applications have been downloaded through the iTunes App Store […]

Continual improvement & a reading list

Continual improvement is important and I have read many books by notable entrepreneurs in an effort to improve my own skill set. However, I don’t have much variety in reading material in terms of genre so I have taken on board various recommendations and decided to read the following…. Tricks of the Mind by Derren […]

Diamonds may be forever, but is Gold?

There are times in life when you can’t help but feel smug after making a correct prediction. With the world’s financial markets in turmoil, investing in metals, natural resources and currencies is far more interesting. In the early hours of a random October’s morning, I listened as a BBC analyst tipped Gold to increase in […]