Thomas Church
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Does Ryan Holiday Have the Cure for Modern Life?

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2016 | 6:16 AM

Modern life and the Web gives opportunity for our egos to grow. While a 'like' might feel good, is it, in fact, holding us back? Does Ryan Holiday have the cure for modern life?

Two months we negotiated. Proposal after proposal. The business idea waiting to be sliced.

Three co-founders,...

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How to Invest for Uncertainty - The Buck Does Not Stop at Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 5:12 AM

The buck does not stop at Brexit.

Attention has been focused on ourselves as of late but Brexit is not the only trouble in Europe.

You may have missed it. In June, Spain had their national election. It was their second in six months.

The first, in December 2015, failed...

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How to Invest Post-Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 10:11 AM

Brexit is real. What should you do with your money now?

Before the EU referendum I wrote How To Invest for Brexit. Let's look at how those predictions did, then work on what to do next, now that we're going to be out of the EU....
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How to Invest for Brexit

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:39 AM

How should you invest for Brexit? Should you buy, sell or wait to see what happens?

The truth is, as Martin Lewis said, "no one knows." Whether Britain will thrive or dive outside of the EU is unpredictable.

If you're not careful, you could lose a lot of money. The...

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Technology That Finally Lets Us Take Matters Into Our Own Hands

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 4:13 AM

When a grizzly bear bit a British climber he took matters into his own hands and escaped. We need to do this in everyday life and technology is on our side.

A bear bit Greg Boswell's leg. It crunched into his shin and made him scream in pain. But Boswell...

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My Autonomous Car Just Picked Me Up

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2015 | 12:54 PM

Imagine, if you will, we're 15 years in the future.

Your autonomous car, James, has picked you up from the cafe.

"Take me home, James," you say.

It pulls out into the road and drives you home. It's a gentle ride without any stopping and although it feels slow,...

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George Osborne Uses Emotional Blackmail to Keep His Tampon Tax

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2015 | 2:37 AM

George Osborne has used emotional blackmail to keep a tax on tampons.

300,000 signed a petition calling for the tampon tax to be abolished, but rather than agree to campaign ruthlessly to make this happen, Osborne has forced the electorate to feel good about it.

The £15 million raised from...

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How to Plant One Billion Trees a Year (Drones and Seed Bombs)

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 2:26 PM


Tom runs through a protected rainforest in Penang, Malaysia (Image: Blogger's Own)

Robert and I ran. We had thrown a grenade into an empty, desolate car park and were scared of being caught. The grenade wasn't going to explode, we knew that, but...

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What is Periscope and How is It a Game-Changer?

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2015 | 7:00 PM

Periscope, the new live broadcast app from Twitter rapidly launched in response to the booming Meerkat, allows you to record anything on your phone and publish it in real-time for anyone to watch. Anything to anyone.

I decided to give it a go. The first person I watched played the...

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Where Are the British Fashion Menswear YouTubers (Vloggers)?

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Where and who are the British menswear fashion YouTubers (vloggers)?

"The trouble is", said David as we sat in a pub, "I'm not that into fashion but I do want style tips. And most YouTubers are either kids, or too eccentric. There's nobody doing funny and interesting menswear videos with...

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What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 2:08 PM

Facebook's new internet drone. Source: Facebook

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what...

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Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 5:05 PM

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one." ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Reading makes you wiser. Reading makes you smarter. Reading makes you richer.

This is all true assuming one fact: you remember what...

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What's the Future of Wearable Tech now Google Glass is Out?

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 6:36 AM

What's the future of wearable technology now that Google Glass is out? I discuss how perhaps the term can mean more than computers in our glasses.

Google Glass has been pulled from product roll-out for reasons much speculated but perhaps like The Sun's Page 3, it will be back....

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The Gentleman's Guide to Surviving the Central Line in a Suit

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 3:32 AM

Between Liverpool Street and Oxford Circus deep underground is Dante's tenth circle of hell: the Central Line.

While many fashion journalists write about this Summer's must-haves and top-tips for men in suits: floral patterns, white cloths, jackets with shorts... few have considered the physical damage done to your sweat glands...

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New App Lets You Shop With Google Maps: Pocket High Street

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 9:39 AM

There's something missing on Google Maps: the ability to search by product. If I want to find the nearest shop where I can buy WD-40, or a 27" inner-tube, or a pair of  pink socks, how do I do that? I can't... not easily anyway. That is, until I download...

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How YouTube Will Change and the Future of Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 4:42 AM

YouTube videos are starting to all look the same. Change and re-invention is due; motion graphics is the future.

Since YouTube was founded in 2005, the videos hosted on and created for it have undergone super fast change: From blurry Motorola captured happy slap snaps, to professionally scripted and edited...

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Wikipedia's New Text-Editor Will Change World History

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Wikipedia, the fount of all knowledge is set to become a pond of lies. In a few months a WYSIWYG text-editor is rolling out, making it easier to make changes to a Wikipedia page.

If you've ever tried editing a Wikipedia page, you'll know how confusing it...

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Tablets Galore: What Future Media Means for the Industry Journalists Love to Hate -- Public Relations

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 2:17 PM

Eight out of 10 printed publications will be digital-only in the next four years. What does this mean for the industry journalists love to hate, the industry in charge of influencing behaviour through words: Public Relations?

What does the future of Public Relations look like? Technology trends and corporate insights...

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Technology? I Prefer Black Soot

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2013 | 7:01 AM

Nick D'Aloisio received over a million dollars when he was just seventeen. Stephen Fry, Ashton Kutcher and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing gave it to him to build an app, Summly. Learning this, I was f*cked off.

Did he not read the unspoken rule: young people are not allowed...

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Free Christmas Stockings: Can It Be True?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 3:34 AM

After buying Champagne for breakfast, salmon bininies for whenever no one's looking, more sides than your table is physically capable of and so many presents you're surprised your wallet is still holding together, you realise to your horror that you've forgotten the Christmas stockings. Those little bastards that require an...

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