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  • iPad, iWant one…

    iPad, iWant one…

    7th April 2010 | 1 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    iPad, iWant one.  But not just yet.  Not until it has Flash, a camera, TV and all the content my heart desires.  Not until I can slip it into my handbag, get on a plane and leave my MacBook at home.  And throw out all the electronics - the TV’s, DVD and CD players, satellite boxes, games consuls, alarm clocks and their ungainly family of spaghetti wires.
    It really is terribly...

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  • South Africa 2010 – President Zuma intent on ‘fathering’ the nation

    South Africa 2010 – President Zuma intent on ‘fathering’ the nation

    9th February 2010 | 2 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    South Africa 2010.  What an extraordinary place to be right now.  I am finding myself caught up, sucked in and fighting my own preconceptions all day, every day.  And SA is in the international press for all the wrong reasons.  Last week's revelations that President Zuma has fathered yet another love child, and his attitude to unprotected sex in a country with a population riddled with AIDS is enough to...

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  • South Africa 2010

    South Africa 2010

    29th January 2010 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    South Africa can break your heart – daily. It can also fill it to overflowing. A country of extreme joy and heartache all muddled up, and dished up in great big dollops. There is much hope, optimism and growth – an antidote to the cold, dark greyness of London, and I can’t resist it seeping into my psyche, uninvited but very welcome all the same.
    And every year I spend...

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  • Bye bye 2009 – well hello 2010

    Bye bye 2009 – well hello 2010

    15th December 2009 | 1 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    2009 promised and delivered tight, tough times for us all and as I write this, yet another bastion of business BA is in deep trouble with 12 days of Christmas strikes planned; Sir Ken MacDonald has publicly voiced his deep disapproval of Tony Blair for Iraq and more; Abu Dhabi has bailed out Sheikh Mohammed and Dubai to the tune of £6.13bn; Accenture have withdrawn their sponsorship of Tiger Woods,...

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  • One glass of champagne – that will be £28 please.  ka-ching

    One glass of champagne – that will be £28 please. ka-ching

    4th December 2009 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Hilarious!  £28 for a glass of champagne?  I can't imagine how long the newly opened Red Room will last or the clientele they are expecting to attract.  Silly might be the only prerequisite for membership of this deeply un-sexy space.  I suppose the logical explanation is that the club is attached to Les Ambassadeurs Club and they are expecting to claw back the winnings of high rollers in their casino.
    I...

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  • Tell us something we don’t know…

    Tell us something we don’t know…

    13th November 2009 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    The last couple of days have been consumed with public speaking on Personal Branding - I delivered a workshop for Durham Business School on Wednesday and another for Business Link yesterday.  Needless to say, I can't speak anymore so am taking to the keyboard instead! Whenever I am speaking, I always ask the audience to tell us something that we might not know about them - to illustrate how we...

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  • Only 49 working days to Christmas…

    Only 49 working days to Christmas…

    21st October 2009 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Its always really interesting to work with bright young entrepreneurs - they are tuned into managing their personal brands in a way that only the generation who have profiles all over the web can be.  To put the power of social and digital media into context, Jim Margolis, who engineered the Obama campaign said that 4 years ago BF (Before Facebook), the chances of the now US President being voted...

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  • FAME – what’s it all about?

    FAME – what’s it all about?

    25th September 2009 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Fame, the remake of Alan Parker's 1980 multi-Oscar-winner hits out screens this week and I will leave the critical stuff to the critics. Thirty years on the world has changed considerably. Fame seemed like an intangible whisper of a dream to all who cultishly fell in love with the original all those years ago – and we now have a generation who believe that it really could happen to each...

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  • Virgin ‘Still Red Hot’ sells sex, and sex sells

    Virgin ‘Still Red Hot’ sells sex, and sex sells

    7th September 2009 | 1 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Whilst the world is consumed with the recession and transparency, Virgin does the smart thing and sells sex with more than a dollop of humour to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Fabulous, super duper smart, inspired - I absolutely love it. It made me laugh, and that’s always a very good thing.
    Another fantastic reinforcement of the Virgin brand - the brand that turned the modern day experience of flying on its...

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  • PIPBA – Impact & Personal Branding

    PIPBA – Impact & Personal Branding

    4th September 2009 | 2 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Four years ago I came across the term 'personal branding' and my senses went on high alert.  I wasn't sure about the label - it smacked of style over substance.  All a little too deeply dunked in blatant self-promotion for my taste.
    And yet it grabbed me and wouldn't let go.  I sensed that there was something simply, ridiculously, logical about it all.  I started reading all I could get my...

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Louise Mowbray, the leadership and personal branding coach writes about people in business and the public eye and current trends.

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