Why the man behind the curtain should stay there

By |2020-10-28T19:29:50+00:00May 26th, 2020|

The UK Prime Minister’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings, allowed himself to be manoeuvred into a position that no special advisor wants to be in: that of needing to explain themselves to the media, on the record. Consequently the world got to see Cummings, the PM's man behind the curtain, squirm in his chair in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street, as he doggedly stuck to his story about why he broke the COVID-19 lockdown.

The price of losing your reputation? Ask United Airlines

By |2020-10-28T23:26:39+00:00April 10th, 2017|

In the end, the price for United Airlines of losing its reputation came down to the cost of four seats on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY – a round trip that usually costs less than $400 in coach. As you’ve probably already seen, as it’s all over the news and social media, the airline “solved” an overbooking problem by forcibly dragging a passenger out of their seat. [...]

The growing privacy problem and why it is a threat to your digital identity

By |2020-10-28T22:54:30+00:00February 13th, 2017|

“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”. This famous saying was coined in 1993 by cartoonist Peter Steiner, and published by The New Yorker. Over the years, this has come to refer to the fact that, thanks to the anonymity of the internet, both people and things are not necessarily who or what they claim to be. Fast forward 24 years and the issue of digital identity is [...]

Was this just too Uber arrogant?

By |2020-10-28T22:49:10+00:00December 22nd, 2016|

Ride-sharing firm Uber is edgy and disruptive, I get that. It’s part of the way that Uber positions itself to the market – it’s a hip service, not something stuffy and tired like a regular taxi. In fact, Uber goes to great lengths to underline that it’s not a taxi service.

Live from WebSummit: Destrier’s Simon Jones

By |2020-10-28T22:50:44+00:00December 21st, 2016|

Famously described as "Davos for geeks", tech conference WebSummit moved to Lisbon in 2016 - and attracted a huge crowd: More than 50,000 people from 150 countries. Destrier was part of the success, with Managing Partner Simon Jones taking to the stage on the AutoTech track to moderate a discussion on next-generation wearable technology with two industry pioneers: Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of TomTom and Mike Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal, now [...]

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