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Vuk Trifkovic

"A Naked Singularity" and the future of novel

I've just finished Sergio de la Pava's "A Naked Singularity - a self-publish to mainstream critical success story. Fascinating read, but it really made me think about two issues:

  • As great as the raw, self-edit was, it is painfully clear that the book would have been a far greater work if it did go through the established . . .

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October 15, 2013

Just another Geo Monday

As one of organisers of Geomob, London's first quarterly meetup for geo/mobile developers and researches, I was very keen to check out Geomonday meets LBMA [event (http://geomondaymeetslbma.eventbrite.com/). More by luck than by design it turned out that I would be in Berlin at the time when the next one was up.

So, I'll spare you the . . .

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October 08, 2013

Minimum Viable Brand - Minimum Next Steps

Yesterday I attended another excellent General Assembly
Session
- 'Minimum Viable Brand: Get Your Business Going' taught by Ije Onyeije and supported by Melissa Andrada.

The delivery was all you'd expect from Wolff Olins team. In fact, out Peter J Thomson has done an excellent summary, so there's little for me to add on that . . .

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July 23, 2013

Startup leadership, Žižek and the simple courage of decision

Not to be all "what can startups learn from the latest public event", but some
of the lines from Žižek's piece in The New Statement, did resonate.

The first passage is that on the mastery through a series of simple calls:

after the specialists (economic and military analysts, psychologists,
meteorologists) propose their . . .

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April 19, 2013

Note to self: Don't argue about industry awards...

I was planning to bitch about gov.uk winning Design Museum's Design of the
Year 2013
thing, and what I thought was
a bit over the top reaction.

Fortunately for me, first the lazyness got better of me and then I just
realised that there are few things as stupid as calling out an outcome about
any industry awards. Why?

  • Like football . . .

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April 19, 2013

An interesting quote on an interesting essay on geoengineering...

Great quote by Bruce Sterling commenting on geoengineering
post by Adam Corner:

Just for the record, there isn’t going to be any genuine geo-engineering.
Genocide is a hundred times cheaper, faster and easier than geo-engineering
superschemes. The necessary tools are at hand already, and no society with
half its species rendered extinct in . . .

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April 02, 2013

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