To the outside world, I look successful. But am I authentic? It’s a persona I have carefully crafted in this image based, internet driven, 6th dimension of public opinion. A million articles have been written on ‘how to be authentic,’ and I am not going to repeat them here. I feel at times that I have a one-way mirror separating… Read More »The one-way mirror of authenticity
So, when does prudent planning and preparation instead become panic buying? Panic buying is happening more and more frequently, by what is the reason behind it? The answer to that perhaps is in the timing of the purchase, the practical reason for the purchase and the emotional reasoning behind it. Whether its petrol, toilet roll, medications, microchips or essential food… Read More »Panic Buying. What’s The Science?
In August 2021, a couple of great media articles were published. One by The Future of The Ocean and one by The Maritime Executive. Delighted to see them get such wide coverage, and thousands of impressions on Social Media. The article on How did Somali Pirates get paid, trended on the front page for days. www.robphayre.com
Are Travel Apps a False Comfort? Do travel risk management Apps give you a false comfort as a risk manager? – I believe they can do. Outside Influences What good is your travel risk management App if the Government pulls the plug on the telecoms infrastructure? Over the past year in Africa we have seen governments consistently shutting down mobile… Read More »Travel Risk Management
Recent news that China has declared it a ‘Societal Responsibility’ for computer games companies to reduce the amount of time children spend playing highly addictive computer games, is, in my opinion, very good news. This battle for children’s brains may already be lost. It is odd though, I think, that it is a communist state that has taken the lead… Read More »Battle For Children’s Brains.
The availability of commercial drones, for drone attacks, with new off the shelf ‘package’ release technology should give us pause for thought. This equipment has been far to easy to weaponize and needs to be regulated with effective controls immediately. A lot of this new drone technology is truly awesome in the right hands, and has many practical uses. A… Read More »Drone attacks and the risks to our cities.