Monthly Archives: April 2007

Horses for courses

Northern Planner has recently posted on why swimming competitively as a child has made him a better Planner.  I’d like to offer my own thoughts on why spending a lot of time around horses has  influenced my approach to Planning and agency life in general: 1) Highs and Lows There’s nothing quite like cantering across […]
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Buildings that make you feel

I went back and visited that cathedral this week.  It was an oddly moving experience. I’m not religious, but the combination of architecture and atmosphere affected me. I’m increasingly of the opinion that the architecture and interior design of buildings are crucially important because they can deeply affect how we feel.  Which kind of brings […]
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Taking a step back to look at Second Life

I’ve been thinking about Second Life recently and it seems to me that its quite an exclusive world – you either ‘get it’ or you don’t.  If you’ve grown up playing computer games and especially role-play games, it’s a very comfortable environment, but if you’re more of a Microsoft office type person, its all very alien […]
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Interesting update

The brand new wiki for the Interesting2007 conference/festival/fun day/planner’s party thingy can be found here.  Another 100 tickets went on sale today, but got snapped up straight away.  If you are still chasing tickets, check the Interesting2007 website for the next ticket release, or go straight to the ticket sales site.  There is also an option on […]
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Any tune will do

I’m loving Any Dream Will Do.  Its the campest, cheesiest thing on TV and coupled with the excellent Dr Who, makes for a fab end to a busy week.  Yes, I know a bright young thing like me should be out painting the town red on a Saturday night, but sometimes a girl needs to put her […]
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This is getting ridiculous

I’m nearing the end of a Big Pitch (the fact that most of my recent posts have comprised details of cross-country odysseys might have been a clue).  The thing is, I’ve visited the same town in the South East of England three times in the last couple of months, but have I visited their famous […]
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There is more than one right answer

I wasn’t fantastically academic at school.  In a year full of Oxbridge candidates and aspiring doctors, lawyers and vets (I went to a Girl’s Grammar School), I didn’t exactly stand out. But then, according to the school there was only one right answer.  Which didn’t exactly suit the way my mind works.  Its a lot […]
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GrrrNER

Just got back from another two day expedition by train.  It strikes me that the train companies seem to have forgotten that they’re providing a (very pricey) service.  On the way down, a GNER conductor laid into the woman behind us for getting on a train going in the right direction, but not stopping at […]
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More Interesting

I noticed on my blog stats that I’ve been getting a lot of hits from google searches for Interesting2007.  I’m getting very excited, I’ve sent my t-shirt off for official branding and everything. I’ve retagged my Interesting2007 posts to make them easier to find on the blog, but this means that they’ll show up as […]
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Great quotes from unusual sources

When trying to ram a point home in presentations, I’m increasingly finding myself turning to movies or song lyrics to make my point, rather than dredging up pearls of wisdom from academics or business gurus.  These kind of quotes are closer to people’s hearts, tend to reflect their own experiences and generally are a bit […]
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