I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would shortly be writing a review of Bob Sutton’s new book Good Boss, Bad Boss. Well, the book arrived, I read it and here’s the review: Robert I. Sutton, PhD is … Continue reading
Sometimes real life gets in the way of this blogging thing and just now I find myself with some urgent deadlines that are taking all my time. The aforementioned book review is on it’s way and normal service will be … Continue reading
A few days ago my headphones broke, so I went shopping. On my way somewhere else I saw a little shop with a sign saying CD, DVD & AV. “Fantastic!” thought I, ‘”Audio Visual”: just what I’m looking for’ and … Continue reading
“Despicable!” I hear you cry. Or not, if you are my regular reader, as you will already be aware of my involvement with the ongoing campaign to free Prisoner Ben. If you don’t already know about it, then I suggest … Continue reading
If you liked Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, now there comes the fruit of that union. You thought it was safe to go back in the water? Now, the birth of an unholy chimera means it isn’t even safe to … Continue reading
Our esteemed Prime Minister has said: It is absolutely clear that Raoul Moat was a callous murderer, full stop, end of story. I cannot understand any wave, however small, of public sympathy for this man. There should be sympathy for … Continue reading
David Willetts is our new science minister. Apparently he thinks the best way to drive the scientific innovation that will be a leading cause of the economic recovery, when it comes, is to voluntarily step down from being world leaders in blue-sky … Continue reading
BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
As my more regular readers will be aware, I am a long-standing fan of Bob Sutton’s wisdom on all things management. I have a strong interest in being a good manager (someday) and I find his advice is often more … Continue reading