You need to pass the Life in the UK test to become a citizen of the United Kingdom. Seems logical – except that most of the knowledge on the test is irrelevant to daily life. After living in London for the past 3 1/2 years, I’d like to offer a more practical assessment for whether …
Category Archives: Culture at large
London, Part 2
This is the second installment of my irregular Minority Report. Part one was “Expatriates and the Patriots” and the full series contains dispatches from Seoul as well. I’ve lived in Central London for almost two years. During this time, I’ve experienced plenty of situations to dispel many of the preconceived notions I had about life in …
I wear the same thing to work every day
And I’ve been doing it for the past three years.
If the unicorns die, we should all be worried
1. Here we go again. During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, it seemed like everyone who worked at a “traditional” company was waiting for the right opportunity to leave and join a startup. Many did. For example, George Shaheen left Andersen Consulting to join Webvan. Lou Dobbs left CNN for space.com. They wanted to …
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A Year in Seoul
Today marks one year of living in Seoul. To update some thoughts from my first month here: A lot more Instagram, a lot less Twitter. Snackability applies to posting and to reading. It’s been interesting to see censorship in the media and how freedom of the press is limited in South Korea. For example, when the …
My week as an uberX driver
A first-person journey into the Collaborative Economy.
The Dachis Group acquisition that wasn’t: Pittman Digital
For two days in January, the Dachis Group office was transformed into “Pittman Digital,” the setting for a flashback scene in NBC’s Revolution.
Stories that aren’t true
Ostriches, rockets, and frogs.
Here’s what $334.75 of @Target fraud looks like
A couple of months ago, I noticed a string of fraudulent charges on my credit card. Someone had used my credit card number to complete five transactions within 13 minutes at the Target Cityplace Dallas. Here’s what they bought.
Have a look at your future
“What it all adds up to is a future where many more Americans live in Texas—and much of the rest of America looks more and more like the Lone Star State.” — “10 Reasons Texas Is Our Future,” Time, 17 October 2013. I, for one, believe the rest of the US would benefit from …