Blindly Following Rules

Every year to accompany the Silicon Beach event, those speaking are asked to contribute to a book that is distributed to all attendees. Here's my contribution... A good friend of mine and I enjoy a heated debate. She’s an accountant with opinions. I’m a gob-shite. We both like a glass or two of red with … Continue reading Blindly Following Rules

18. Book Reset: days like these

Father's Day. A nice cycle ride by the Thames for breakfast near Hampton Court. A cycle back though a hot and sticky Bushy Park. A brief stop and then to swimming lessons for the eldest. Back for lunch, and then an afternoon of clearing the temporary kitchen to reconfigure into the new temporary kitchen. Put … Continue reading 18. Book Reset: days like these

17. Book Reset: tangential

Today I'm spending a bit of time reviewing the recording of my interview with Phelim McDermott, one of the founders of the improvisational theatre company Improbable. I was introduced to Phelim by Neil Mullarkey, one of my earlier interviewees. I like the chain reaction nature of discovering people to talk to. Early on in the … Continue reading 17. Book Reset: tangential

15. Book Reset – the destinations

If this book is to be a travelogue, then the people I'm going to talk to are a series of destinations. Here's what the map looks like... The improvisers David Schneider - the comedian, writer, director and social media agency founder Neil Mullarkey - one of the founders of the Comedy Store Players Phelim McDermott … Continue reading 15. Book Reset – the destinations

13. Book Reset: what new looks like

OK. So I want to tell you a story (as it used to go...) Here's what I think the new structure of the book should look like. An Introduction. A chance to introduce myself and the ideas that have influenced the creation of this thing. I'm not sure, but it probably still looks the introduction … Continue reading 13. Book Reset: what new looks like

12. Book Reset: The new structure

So having been thinking about this over the past couple of weeks, it's clear that the structure to which I have been working doesn't fit any longer with the thing that I want to write. But the structure that I have is one that has been attracting some interest from publishers. So can I create … Continue reading 12. Book Reset: The new structure