Monthly Archives: October 2010

Just sayin’….

When the English Parliament enshrined Freedom of Speech in the 1689 Bill of Rights, it did so to ensure that all shades of political opinion were given voice. In 1791 the First Amendment to the US Constitution did the same. … Continue reading

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The Art of Apology

OK, so I’m on record as saying that apologies are over-used in PR.  That they’re too frequently the staple recommendation of spineless ‘tofu traders’. And that, as a result, the exercise of public apology is becoming hollow and (literally) incredible. … Continue reading

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“Semper aliquid novi Africa affert”: Pliny

Roman historian Pliny the Elder famously declared:”There is always something new out of Africa.”   I had a little chuckle to myself today as I read a news report about Don Saunders, a Kiwi entrepreneur who has developed a street-vending cart … Continue reading

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