On the History of Food

My new slightly longer commute means I’ve started listening to random stuff, especially Podcasts. Over the past few days I’ve enjoyed this from the rather Radio 4-ish EconTalk. Really quite fascinating. Rachel Laudan, visiting scholar at the University of Texas and author of Cuisine and Empire, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the history of food. Topics covered include … Read More


If you use Facebook you should do this (possibly without any Children about) http://www.takethislollipop.com/ It’ll probably freak you out, but that’s all the more reason to watch it and then be conscious of what you share on line.

The Innovators Dilemma in Action

Seems Microsoft could have had a decent rival to the iPad, but killed it. Courier was cancelled because the product didn’t clearly align with the company’s Windows and Office franchises As a result, Microsoft is in third place in the Tablet space (behind Apple and Android). Apple re-thought the “personal” computing experience and produced a product so revolutionary that it … Read More

An insightful experiment

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What five words do you see? Very interesting…

New (disruptive, amusing) currency Exchange Service

Almost all our customers at Amphora are outside the UK, so we do a lot of currency exchange. Over time we’ve come to understand there are lots of ways of moving money between countries, and at the quantities we move the service we use makes a real difference. Most of the services we’ve used are pretty boring – boring enough … Read More