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“Twitter – what’s next?”

I subscribe to Maarten Ectors constructive innovation newsletter which I get every month, you should too! Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44B, fired most employees, made himself (more) unpopular online, polled people if he should step down from managing Twitter … Continue reading

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Is Musk empowering or subjecting twitter’s peasants?

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit,” Musk said : “Power to the people!” It all sounds altruistic enough till you find that the cost for people to level up … Continue reading

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The promotion of financial scams on social media

According to the Transparency Task Force, the only sector of the economy less trusted than the  financial services community is “social media”. And yet many people engage with untrustworthy financial services products (typically offers of crypto-currency or other feasible investments) … Continue reading

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Getting started on twitter; followers ≠ impact.

Simon Kuestenmacher @simongerman600 who reproduces wonderful charts and maps on what he calls “my beloved twitter”, mourns the slow progress of twitter relative Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tic-Toc. He needn’t! For all its problems , twitter remains the home of the … Continue reading

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Let’s stop blaming everybody else!

  Blame the Crossfit CEO, blame Sainsburys, blame Peter Shilton and blame Little Britain. The twitter hits of the day are consistently pointing fingers at others for the state we’re in. Thankfully we aren’t blamin Prince Philip who is 99 … Continue reading

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The value of geography

I am not a geographer, I didn’t get the O-level – a little like Hilary Salt, I thought it something that PE teachers taught to fill in their curriculum. Geography has come a long way – when I was at … Continue reading

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Trial by twitter’s fine by me!

An IFA withdraws its transfer service complaining it’s the victim of “trial by twitter”. Accountability is something that falls hard on adviser’s shoulders. Because we are in the business of longer term investment, the outcomes of our advice will typically … Continue reading

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Can pensions be more playful (please)!

  I’ve waded through a number of IGC chair reports this Easter weekend and a smile has seldom  been on my lips. With the exception of the Virgin Money report, I hardly felt I knew who I was talking to. Ironically, … Continue reading

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Pensions and the Media

We like to think that the media works well with the pension industry, but it’s a relationship based on our money, not on mutual respect. In this article I look at how the media really view pensions, concluding we have … Continue reading

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The value of being nice. #WASPI, #YTFC and decency

Stand up for the Minstermen! 290 York City fans came to Huish Park yesterday to watch their team lose 1-0 against fellow strugglers Yeovil. We clapped them before the game and many of us commiserated with them after. They are … Continue reading

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