The Swiss bank UBS 44-page dress code story on the BBC News site made me smile. Apparently they have issued a dress code manual for client facing staff. We’ve all seen the outfits in the office that have made us double take. We may have even worn them.
Young and Poor was an idea driven by a new graduate’s personal need to find cheap things to do in London and the gumption to get up and make it happen. 9 months later and over 50,000 visitors the blog has shaped in to an extremely useful resource. You don’t have to be young or poor to benefit from cheap treats in London. Definitely one to subscribe to and store in your bookmarks.
Paul Haggis is a great screenwriter….now. In his interview with The Dialogue, Haggis talks about being a bad writer for many years. It often takes years of being a rubbish writer before you become a great writer. Being great is often only achieved following a series of failure and mediocrity. The pursuit for perfection before action is a sure way to never get anything done…a life of procrastination, unfulfilled potential, fear and inertia.
This weekend I was transported to a faraway land of digital perfection and held captive within the digital world of the computer itself. No, I wasn’t having a marathon session on ‘crackbook’. I was in a darkened room watching Tron Legacy in 3D on the big screen with surround sound at Empire, Leicester Square.
A friend of mine who is one of those people that is passionate about making a difference sent me a digital musical Christmas card from a charity called the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in Australia where she does some work. Like so many charities they don’t seem to be saving up their spirit of giving just for Christmas but are making a difference all year round.