THE PAGES OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES always reward me with deep thoughts and today I'm thinking about seven questions in today's FT Weekend. I talk about them in the audio clip below.
The photo in my blog post is one of the questions: Don't pilots want their own wings? The question arises on a full page FT Feature "All I Want for Christmas." Lovely things there from Lucza, Drake's of London, Harrods and Quooker. If my family accepted pink pages for reading, I'd tear out the page with the twin Beech and photocopy it for them. Maybe I'll start with trying to get my family to read my Twitterstream or my blog posts. Either strategy will be difficult to achieve.
You can see the context of the questions that occurred to me in the video clip below.
-- Do you consider the ultimate mobile eqiquette? It's a question crossing my mind as more and more people suck the life out of limited over the air broadband in public spaces. 
-- Doesn't sex increase with power? The scandal that toppled David Petraeus custs close to home and from personal experience I believe there's a 50 Shades of Camo in work already. 
-- Can a man be too old for trainers? I wear mine because I swore I'd run more miles than walk in them. The best laid plans. 
-- What is Creative Design? I will spend most of 2013 articulating that as games take me to another dimension. Some of today's most memorabvle pop-culture icons have come from video games. I teach people who design alternative realities. 
-- Will Steve Ballmer get a full bonus in 2013? Microsoft has given the CEO only half of his potential bonus in the past three years. Some of that decision was based on the repeatedly delayed Vista sucking in much of the company's top engineering talent for far too long. That stole resources and attention from mobile at a key moment and has left Microsoft badly behind the tech industry's main race to the future. 
-- Will America achieve energy independence? China is relying upon the US to undergird regional security and to maintain the freedom of the sea lanes on which it depends. 
1. Duncan Robinson -- "Threat of 'capacity crunch' in mobile data in the FT, November 17, 2012.
2. Geoff Dyer and Cardiff Garcia -- "The downfall of P4" in a full page of analysis in the FT, November 17/18, 2012.
3. Peter Aspden -- "Sole searching" in the Style section of the FT, November 17, 2012.
4. Richard Dennis -- "Games take on another dimension" in the Design section of the FT, November 17, 2012.
5. Richard Waters -- "A whole new Ballmer game" in the Week in Review section of the FT, November 17, 2012.
6. Daniel Yergin -- "America's energy is once again changing the world" in the Comment section of the FT, November 17, 2012.
Daniel Yergin -- The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World ISBN 978-1594202834
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