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Tag: Happened to me

A rule that Mae be broken

I have certain rules. One of them is that, when a friend asks you to watch their daughter do a stand-up comedy routine at an upstairs theatre in an Islington pub, you say “No, thank you”.  So when an email came in from a friend I hadn’t seen for over 20 years – and not likely to bump into any time soon, because he lives more than 3,000 miles away – it should have been a no-brainer. Except … Read more »

It’s very disconcerting …

… to be giving a presentation whilst the audience is tweeting their comments onto a screen behind your head. Read more »

Game, Stress & Match

I took the morning off to watch Andy Murray’s semi-final in Australia before heading to the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation for a discussion on risk modelling. Intriguingly, it was the guys sponsored by RBS who outshone at both events. Read more »

A Frog in My Throat?

Someone stuck a knife in my neck last week. Fortunately for me, he was a qualified surgeon. Fortunately for him, Read more »

Inauspicious Anniversary

Saturday 12 September 2009

I’ve had a difficult 24 hours. Booked a flight to the US (where I am now). Figured I needed to leave on Friday (yesterday) in order to meet the schedule that brings me to the US. It wasn’t until I had to give someone my travel dates that I realised I’d picked September 11th to fly on American Airlines! Read more »