Mark Allardyce on 07/05/2018

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

A cameraman friend of mine, Gabe, received a call from an old friend of his, Blake, who needed a favour. He was having some issues with his website and development team. He wanted to meet to discuss matters more fully.

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Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Mark Allardyce on 06/25/2016

Be Careful What You Wish For

Euro Article Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. I wrote an article in February this year titled ‘where have all the heroes gone’ hoping for Britain to be brave and believe in itself. I was as surprised as everyone when last week we did exactly that.

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Be Careful What You Wish For
Mark Allardyce on 02/19/2016

Where have all the heroes gone? UK referendum on Europe, will tech opportunities be in or out?

Euro Article In light of the upcoming referendum, I recently briefed my US colleagues on the situation as I see it and, amid the coming noise, were there tech opportunities?I have always believed that Europe’s strength lay in its diversity, its competitiveness, its friendly rivalry, its cooperation, copying the best practices of neighbours, its independent pride and patriotism. It’s not news that, generally, most Brit’s have a sweeping disregard for politicians. None more so than the power hungry expense cheating Mandarins of Brussels. How can it be just, that such ‘suits’ fairly control the affairs of a variety of sovereign states from afar. History shows us that they clearly can’t. Just look at Greece, the founders of democracy, the home of heroes like Hercules and Achilles, currently being bullied by bureaucrats from Brussels. These EU megalomaniacs are removing all parliamentary self rule from the birthplace of democracy. We watched as those power crazed Eurocrats…

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Where have all the heroes gone? UK referendum on Europe, will tech opportunities be in or out?
Mark Allardyce on 03/31/2014

Watch the Watchers

Security Article Imagine that someone was watching you, eavesdropping on your entire family, all of their emails, texts, thoughts, ideas, photographs and listening into every phone call. Imagine how you’d feel. Imagine that if, after challenging them, they managed to bully you and bully your loved ones, because they were bigger, smarter, richer, more articulate, more powerful, more popular. Angry?

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Watch the Watchers
Mark Allardyce on 02/05/2010

Being Direct Sometimes Pays Off

Just after nearly losing my shirt in the financial collapse, sparked by Lehman Brothers, I was the subject of much harassment for payment of all manner of outstanding bills. Massive bills in many instances. The worst by far being the persistent, pestering of collectors.

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Being Direct Sometimes Pays Off
Mark Allardyce on 10/01/2009

Inspired

So there we were, 6 men in an oak panelled boardroom, sat around an enormous mahogany table, staring in disbelief at each other and a speakerphone.

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Inspired
Mark Allardyce on 11/15/2008

Spotting Clowns

For a while I worked at a University, in the Computer Laboratory. The Uni had a brilliant but totally accident-prone Safety Officer.

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Spotting Clowns
Mark Allardyce on 11/12/2008

Strengths & Weaknesses

So here we are at 30,000 feet flying to Utah.

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Strengths & Weaknesses
Mark Allardyce on 05/05/2008

What Goes On In Vegas

I left the Rev and my adopted and super LDS family to fly to meet an old friend ‘Big Geoff’ in Vegas. He was a big man in stature as well as personality. He was well known in Vegas, I guess a smaller high roller. But the management loved him.

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What Goes On In Vegas
Mark Allardyce on 05/05/2007

Wipe Your Mouth

One of my old business partners, ‘The Reverend’ was a very senior Mormon.

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Wipe Your Mouth