The Price of Failure

February 27, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 5 Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.

What would happen to you if you were to perform abysmally at work? What if the effects of your lack of oversight, ill judgement or poor management had cost your company dearly? Let’s say your company recorded a loss in the last financial year of £24.1 billion, the biggest loss in UK corporate history, you’d • Read More »

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February 19, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: news.

We’re not talking brain power here but rather the hazy world of clandestine information gathering services. You see, there’s a story in The Telegraph entitled “Israel launches covert war against Iran“. That headline alone is an intelligence failure of the cognitive kind; a reporter in New York, writing for a British newspaper, tells the world (wide • Read More »

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Australian Bushfires Appeal

February 12, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: appeal.

Please help with the Australian Bushfires Appeal With many people dead and thousands homeless the British Red Cross have launched an appeal to help our Aussie cousins. If you can spare a few quid to help our mates on the other side of the world that would be most appreciated I’m sure. To make an online • Read More »

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February 12, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: politics.

AKA The politicisation of Twitter. I’m not sure exactly when it started but a few weeks ago, right after the inauguration of Barack Obama, I noticed a sudden burst of followers on Twitter had the term “Conservative” and the occasional “Christian Conservative” in their bio. I noticed because I like to know who’s following me • Read More »

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SEO Snake Oil

February 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 3 Comments | Filed in: SEO, tech.

On Twitter this morning Matt Cutts highlighted an interesting article by John C. Dvorak from PC Mag. Dvorak writes about SEO: I really don’t know where to start. Dvorak’s piece entitled SEO Fiascoes: The Trouble with Search Engine Optimization seems like an all-out attack on SEO and coming from such a decorated columnist in • Read More »

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