I read a stat the other day from the Executive Chairman of Alphabet (formerly Google) Eric Schmidt that was remarkable and pretty fucking scary. We now generate as much information every 2 days as was generated from the beginning of time until 2003. Every 2 days. To be honest, my brain just starts singing comfortingContinue reading “When photography was music”
Don’t walk. Run..
I am at the airport. I am waiting for my family to arrive. A father walks into arrivals. Two boys about six and eight see him. Their faces light up. They literally change to another frequency. The energy of the moment travels through their eyes and creates an energy that has to be released. TheyContinue reading “Don’t walk. Run.”
Twenty years ago I was seriously broke. I used to count coins to go to the corner store. I would walk in and begin the negotiation Tango with a very kind Portuguese mama who owned the store. She would smile when I told her I would pay her the rest next week. She knew IContinue reading “The red clogs Hamish made.”
What data can’t tell you..
So it’s 1962 and my father is in a small band in Rhodesia. They leave for London and by a series of strange events ends up being the only South African band ever to be given a Lennon and McCartney composition to record. The song doesn’t do much in the charts but it transforms myContinue reading “What data can’t tell you.”
Ideas are like Goldfish. Easy to kill..
Ideas are truly the most beautiful things. They have such power and at the same time they are completely fragile. I have seen ideas born because the right people were in the room. I have also seen them happen because the wrong people were in the room. They can come from an argument or twoContinue reading “Ideas are like Goldfish. Easy to kill.”
As our business changes some things don’t. We have creatives who have to come up with ideas every day. You start at zero every morning. It’s hard because the demand for brilliance is getting faster and more complex. Think what an integrated campaign or platform was 5 years ago and think what options exist today.Continue reading “If you only had a 0.0004% chance of being great would you do it?”
So Buddha and an ad agency walk into a bar..