Pages to read in a quiet moment

Laura Ries is one half of marketing textbook power-duo Al and Laura Ries. They've published books such as "The Origin of Brands: Discover the Natural Laws of Product Innovation and Business Survival". She also has a good blog on marketing and branding issues. In October, there was an interesting post on marketing a non-profit brand.

Living in London is a very expensive business. Thankfully, The Motley Fool has a wealth of information on saving money and investing. The 25 Money-Saving Tips article from this year has saved me a bit of money since I found it the other week. And if you're worried about spending too much, check out your over-spending index.

For free music you can always go to Ain't Nothin' But and listen to some blues. If you prefer a free laugh, look up Theatre Royal Stratford East's free comedy club every Monday night.


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Speaking of blogs, Press Complaints Commission director Tim Toulmin raised the spectre of a "voluntary code of conduct" to "offer people a means to complain about coverage" on the internet. Sounds like he's pushing a pretty obvious agenda; that of creating more work for his organization. More at BBC Online.

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Pigeon cull in Kingston

Kingston Council is planning a pigeon cull. Naturally, the citizens of this fair city have many insightful, sober and sensible things to say at http://tinyurl.com/yav3ay Totally hilarious!

Jack on 14 December, 2006

And check this out

I forgot to mention 'Driver Down', which kicks all kinds of ass. See www.blindwino.com/driver.html for some really amusing writing.

Jack on 06 December, 2006