I was 14 years old when I put my August 1986 copy of Seventeen magazine in the trash. I remember it well. I was at my family’s beach house close to Cape Cod. It was the ‘Back to School’ issue. Jennifer Connelly was on the cover. She looked beautiful, tall and slim with long thick brown hair... Continue Reading →
The Bank Of The Future – Global Finance
Traditional banks and upstart challengers alike are pushing innovations to create the bank of the future. What might such a bank look like? https://www.gfmag.com/magazine/june-2018/bank-future JUNE 01, 2018 Author: ANITA HAWSER QIB headquarters From the creation of the first banks during the Middle Ages through the late 20th century, the greatest virtues in finance included stability, security, wealth... Continue Reading →
I’ve spent nothing on marketing!*
I did some media training with a group of startups from the Amsterdam branch of an accelerator last month. I did my talk, told my Finovate story (so many learnings!) and quoted George Orwell (as ya do). Then I sat down with the teams to do some one-on-ones. Inevitably, a phrase cropped up that I... Continue Reading →
What is journalism?
I took some time off from writing the beginning of July. But that didn't mean I stopped thinking. I have quite a few blogs planned for the coming weeks. But one thing I have been thinking about is journalism. (Really, I have been thinking about journalism ever since I was named editor-in-chief of the Tanglewood... Continue Reading →
Dear God, I miss my Blackberry
There I said it. I really really miss my Blackberry. I've had three versions of the beleaguered smartphone in the past. I started off with a flip version (Remember flip phones? - no calling a Uber with your bum with those babies). Then I migrated to a Curve and eventually a Bold. But it was... Continue Reading →
When is a website a ‘nice to have’? When it’s 2006
I don't know this for sure, but I do believe that I am the only journalist ever to be walked out of the building by Incisive Media. Me - the founding editor of "the most successful organic launch in Incisive Media history." Me - who wasn't worth £40k a year. Me - who was so dangerous to their competitiveness that I was to be made an example of to fellow journalists and walked from the building by security.