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Hi and welcome to my "author website" covering my books (both past & present), and my musings (blog).

If you are looking to connect around my work (with WPP) or activism (with Article 19), then please visit my LinkedIn, or use the contact details below. 

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Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

I can't believe it's nearly 20 years since I wrote my first book. But it's true what they say; the more things change,

the more they stay the same.


The Intranet Portal Guide

In simple terms, a book on 'How to Make the Business Case for a Corporate Portal, Then Successfully Deliver'.


But with the benefit of age and perspective, it was really a practical handbook on how to get any project delivered. Not the theory one gets taught on a course, but the tricks, tactics, and street-smarts.

One little component took on a life of it's own across the web, escaping the confines of its humble beginnings - "the j-curve of change". You can read more about the j-curve on my 'musings' blog, along with a more recent (but related) piece on the "death spiral of change".

I sometimes get requests for IPG (now it's out of print). If that is you please fill in the contact form below and I'll send you a free PDF copy. Or flip it at Internet Archive.

Get to the Top  on Google


Translated into four languages, this was a book on the dark arts of SEO.


For a week, I outsold Stephen Covey. Lol. Technically it's still in print and still sold, but you can flip it on Issuu for free. I also have a few spare paperback copies (that I haven't given to the Scouts). So hit me up if you want one. Signed of course!

p.s. I am currently fundingresearching and writing again (mostly from our holiday home in Provence). So more humble advice coming your way!


Writing from Ecency, on off-topics like Artifical Intelligence and Quantum Computing  




The Power of our Voices

We are in a time of global crisis for human rights more generally, and for freedom of expression in particular. 


Democracies are failing, protest is suppressed, and only 1 in 7 people live in countries where they can seek, receive, or share information freely and safely.  

I have spent more than a decade fighting this dark trend, with SciDev, Privacy International, and now (as a Board Trustee for) Article 19, the leading global NGO for freedom of expression and access to information.


Our Strategic Plan for 2022-26 is to defend and amplify The Power of Our Voices, to meet the challenge of our times... whenever and wherever we must. 

On 10 December 23, we celebrated #HumanRightsDay and the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leaders across the world made their pledges for the next 75 years. Why not donate to the cause - or join our movement - so we can make sure they keep those promises!

Women protesting in Iran


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Creative Transformation Company

WPP is the world’s number one marketing services business; with $18.2bn in Revenues. Over 100,000 people in 112 countries use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, clients and communities.


Traditionally, WPP has been a "holding company" of fiercely independent, and individually famous creative businesses, built through inorganic growth with minimal synergy capture.


As Platform Services Director, my sacred mission is to ‘join up the dots’ with truly global platforms that surprise and delight our people; creating a WPP whole that is so much more than the sum of its brilliant, individual parts. It’s a career-defining challenge.

Our enterprise tech includes Workday and Maconomy for ERP, Salesforce for CRM, Atlassian, ServiceNow, Tableau & Informatica. Client tech includes the world’s first truly end-to-end Marketing Operating System; WPP Open.

Come work with me and live your best tech life, on the largest and most ambitious technology transformation programme in the world today!



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