December 11, 2011

Third Sector Magazine Interview with Marcus East: Online Masterclass – Driving Donations through Social Media

A video of Marcus East made during the Third Sector Magazine Online Masterclass Series in Autumn 2011. In this sequence I talk about the use of social media to drive donations for charities, and the full session including the slides used is available from Third Sector Magazine at: Marcus East interviewed for the Third Sector Magazine Online Masterclass Series in Autumn 2011, in London.
November 6, 2011

Difference Engine: Luddite legacy (The Economist)

Fantastic article in The Economist about technology, automation and the impact on jobs and society:
September 23, 2011

Possibly the cutest cat picture ever!

NOVEMBER 22, 2009 I know that not everyone loves cats as much as I do, but I defy even the most ardent anti-cat person not to fall in love with these two gorgeous felines! I’m updating this with some more cats for 2010 – this time a picture of my mother’s kittens, Bobby and Benjy, relaxing at home in a much more appropriate setting than a sink!  
September 11, 2011

Reflections on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack in NYC

Today has been a solemn one full of thoughts for those directly affected by the devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in NYC that took place 10 years ago. Few can fail to remember where they were when the news of the first aeroplane striking the North Tower. I was in my office at in Crinan Street preparing for a pitch with a number of my colleagues from New York. The images were so confusing that I didn’t know what to make of them at first. It had to be an accident, but how could a pilot […]
June 18, 2011

Does striking making sense? I think not.

The argument put forward by the union is that the Government shouldn’t push ahead with plans to increase the retirement age for public sector workers, to move away from final salary pensions or to force them to make greater payments into their pensions because it is unfair; this argument denies the basic economic realities – the Government has no choice. Historically, it was the case that public sector professionals accepted that they would be paid less than those in the private sector, but that in return they would have better conditions – more holiday allowance, earlier retirement age and greater […]