Advertising. The wisdom of taxi drivers.

“All the stories I’ll ever need are right here on Main Street.”  Robert Cormier Many years ago, I was in New York for the first time. I was in a yellow cab I had seen in a hundred movies. It was like cinematic deja vu. From the journey, I remember two things. The first thingContinue reading “Advertising. The wisdom of taxi drivers.”

Perhaps a little more Roger Moore?

“Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.” Roger Moore¬† Ok, so this one isn’t really about advertising. Let me explain. I had been thinking a lot about inspiration lately. What it can do. Where it can take you. And the fact that these moments last andContinue reading “Perhaps a little more Roger Moore?”

Advertising. The postcard is never the place.

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde “Maybe that’s what life is….a wink of the eye and winking stars.” Jack Kerouac I had been walking with my new friend Alexander Kalchev through Chinatown in San Francisco. I had visited these streets before in my head. As a young man I usedContinue reading “Advertising. The postcard is never the place.”

The beautiful stone in your shoe.

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus I am lying in the middle of the Noosa River an hour outside of Brisbane. After a pretty crazy year where we were working right up to Xmas I was suddenly on vacation.Continue reading “The beautiful stone in your shoe.”

11 seconds with Madiba

I met Nelson Mandela twice. Each time it was fleeting but those 11 seconds have stayed with me. The second time was about 4 seconds long and we were completely alone. I was working at an agency called TBWA Gavin Reddy in Houghton in Johannesburg. Houghton was the suburb where Mandela lived. I was walkingContinue reading “11 seconds with Madiba”