Friday, February 27, 2009

a client with a view

I took this pix when seeing a client on Park Avenue.
The view from their conference room.
Obviously I didn't pay as much attention
to the meeting as I did to the view.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Waiting for the A train

New York Subway, subdued.
Or maybe it's just the way I feel.
But somehow there's a little less spark now.
Maybe the winter's been long.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ty gets brown belt

Ty, my 9 year old son,
breaks two 1 1/2 inch boards
placed on top of each other
with no space in between. Knife-hand.
First try.
He's now brown belt.
One level from his first black belt.
He doesn't fear any bullies
at school that's for sure.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Obama. The first tech-president.

So we've finally elected a president who is modern.
Last night Ulf Hjertonsson,
Consul General of Sweden, in New York,
hosted an event where we discussed what effect Obama's campaign
might have on marketing communications going forward. Alan Rosenblatt,,
was our key note speaker.
You can read his notes on
His ponytail visible in the left hand corner of the picture.
Ulf Hjertonsson is the gentleman in the middle, between myself, to the right,
and Sven-Olof Bodenfors, to the left in the picture.
Thanks Patrik Andersson for taking the photo and making sure the background is sharper than we are.
An old trick to hide wrinkles I guess. for pictures of more famous people, in focus.
Anyway, Sven-Olof, and Calle Sjonell from BBH plus
myself formed a discussion panel on the subject.
We had a lively and interesting conversation
between us as well as with the highly knowledgeable audience.
Pia Grahn Brikell from the Swedish Advertising Organization (Reklamforbundet)
moderated the discussion wonderfully.
Thanks Jonas for inviting us.
I reckon we all had a great time.
At least I did.
Obama is energizing.