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50 Ways To Make Money If You’re One Of The 175 People Who Have Just Been Made Redundant At Yelp

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Today, Yelp announced they are scaling back international sales and marketing, resulting in 175 redundancies. To my knowledge, most of these redundancies have been introduced with immediate effect. I know this because my girlfriend is one of the European Community Ambassadors who has been made redundant. She had no prior warning. Neither did some of her colleagues. […]

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What Can Hotels Learn From Airbnb About The Sharing Economy?

Airbnb is now worth more than the Hilton and Marriott hotel groups, combined. In under 10 years Airbnb has become the biggest hospitality company in the world. “Have you looked on Airbnb?”. This is a question you’ll both hear and ask in any discussion about holidays. How has Airbnb grown so quickly? Why have hotels not managed […]

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Going From Brain Freeze to Brain Trust

I’m starting to trust myself a little more. Within Pixar they have something they call a “Brain Trust”. This is a collective of trusted Pixar employees. More of a cycle than a circle. The honesty shared in meetings between the Brain Trust is just an extension of the open, sharing culture that’s encouraged throughout the company. A group […]

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Is The World Getting Heavier?

Maybe our world will end when it gets too heavy. Perhaps the weight will shift the world into a different kind or orbit. Where will we spin off too? I don’t know. Maybe we won’t ever know. I don’t suspect that anyone has ever planned for this. There are no controls. Seems like sometimes we […]

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If She Was Here

The conversations around me didn’t matter. We were sat in a circle around the fire. Hot chocolates, marshmallows and blankets. Once I realised she wasn’t there, it stuck with me for a bit. It felt realer than ever. She would have worn a cardigan. A thick knit with the sleeves slightly longer than her arms. […]

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A Marital Tale

I am sitting in a coffee shop. There are two women sitting next to me. They have two kids who are in their buggies. The buggies are placed lengthways side to side and so they have taken up approximately 12 viable seating options at the back of the coffee shop. One of them just said, […]

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How To Improve Pizza Delivery

When we were poor, I used to eat 70p pizzas and think they were the shit. The good shit. I used to love them. That’s all I needed. 70p pizzas and ham and cheese toasties. I had mastered survival basics aged 11. At the time, I loved it. Until the day I realised that it meant […]

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Clean Like a Freak

Sophie tells me that I must enjoy cleaning, otherwise I wouldn’t do it. She ignores me when I tell her this is not true. I clean because the alternative is infuriating. I can’t live like a hog. I can’t think. When I sit down to read or write all and all I can see is […]

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Live Like There’s No Yesterday

People always say you should live like there is no tomorrow. Perhaps. This is hard, though. To imagine no tomorrow takes a lot of effort. It’s scary. I have a terrible memory. Sophie tells me that I only remember what I want to remember. I wish this were true. I remember a tiny fraction of […]

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The Death of Websites

I still don’t really understand the Internet. All that junk. We should just have Maria Kondo step in and sort it out. There’s too much of it now. You know what she’d probably say? If it doesn’t connect with you, get the hell rid of it. Which makes me think about websites. The concept of […]

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