Show me some ID please. Part 2.

I have had some fascinating discussions off the back of Part 1, so the premise of Part 2 has shifted to present my thoughts on one of these discussions. There might be a Part 3 and Part 4 too. Race and sex are markers of identity we do not choose, but are visible to all.  …

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Show me some ID please. Part 1.

I have regularly felt compelled, nay, coerced, to create a "Personal Brand". A Personal Brand as I understand it is a set of labels that I might want to attach to myself such that I can signal my value to the world. I can see why a Personal Brand is valuable. It communicates to the …

Poorly brewed

The Coca-Cola Company ("Coke" from here on in) is buying Costa Coffee ("Costa" ditto). I racked my brains this morning as to why. I thought to myself: "it can't just be because the Coke people have a lot of money and have decided to act like a private equity fund, can it?". Surely there must …

Why do we accept the hierarchy of football clubs?

Another post on some on football-related questions. The first one can be found here. When Liverpool have a decent player, it seems inevitable that they will move to Real Madrid (Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and most regrettably Xabi Alonso),  Barcelona (Luis Suarez, Philipe Coutinho) or perhaps now Manchester City (Raheem Sterling). Why are some clubs …

I went to a museum

I went to the Louvre Abu Dhabi yesterday. Here are some thoughts I had. The story a museum tells is more important than the artefacts it displays. The most exciting thing about this museum wasn't the collection (interesting though it was), but how it weaved that collection into a narrative around the history of humanity. …