When I have a section called Friends, I dont mean six
white kids in New York living fairly racially segregated lives. These
are a small selection of the people who are in similar jobs to me, so
heres my chance to pay tribute to them.
Hugh Derham, Natcoll
For a guy who calls himself The Old Man, Hughs vision
is directed at the young, with educational programmes that are courageous,
thanks to his passion.
Amanda Dolheguy, Jack Yan & Associates
The Panda is one of the most amazing folks I knowmultidisciplined,
multitalented, and brings out some of the good humour we have at this
Nigel Dunn, JY&A
The more I work with Nigel, the more I realize the guy thinks along the
same lines as I do: spiritual, willing to put in the hours, and change
the world because of a sense of personal justice. Right now, hes
entered a search engine optimization contest: click
here for more info.
Stefan Engeseth: Detective
Stefans book has been called a business bible by
a very famous magazine. In it, he advocates new ideas about marketing
and one-ness with the customer. But more importantly, he is one of the
most genuine people I know on this planet, period. A man with great heart
and great character.
Carolyn Enting, The Dominion Post
The most ethical and professional journalist I know, bar none, Carolyn
is a fashion specialist. When Lucire extends into print, I dont
think Ill need to look far for an editor-in-chief. If shes
Ann Fryer, Lucire
My lifeline to New York, Ann has done such a marvellous job for us at
Lucire. A true friend.
Thomas Gad and Anette Rosencreutz, Brandflight
Not only are they fantastic hosts and authors, but two of the best epicures
in the Nordic countries. Thank you for the lovely dinners!
Sicco van Gelder, Brand
Sicco is one of the most well-travelled global branding experts I know
and has a better mastery of accents than you can imagine.
Portia Holt, Lucire
The woman who set a lot of Lucire policies in action.
I met Ami through Thomas and Anette in 2003a real professional from
the dot-se days and formerly of Altavista and Microsoft, now branching
out on her own
Nicholas Ind, Futurebrand
One of the most accomplished authors in branding.
Tim Kitchin, Surprisingly Reasonable
Tim has an ability to summarize the most complex concepts in mind maps
that workand add to that his accomplishments in branding. Showed
me that there are really smart guys out there.
Chris Macrae, ValueTrue.com
Chriss ValueTrue movement aims to bring the humanity back in to
the valuation of corporations. Not only that, hes the true English
gentleman. A nice bloke.
John Moore, Ourhouse
A prime mover in the authenticity stakes: bringing reality back to business
Stanley Moss, Diganzi
Im pretty sure they named Dustin Hoffmans Wag the Dog character
after Stanley. A pragmatic professional who sees great potential in how
groups such as Medinge can change the world. Well travelled and understands
that there is more than a monoculture on this planet.
Luke Nicholson, Ethical Media
This is one smart blokenot only a great communicator but someone
truly concerned that media portray honest images
Panos Papadopoulos, Panos Emporio
Not many fashion designers rank right up there on my ethical list, but
Panos is one of the exceptions. Not only does he care about the welfare
of people, including in his adopted homeland of Sweden, but does so with
Cindy Prince, Inlivingcolor
Cindy is a wonderfully spiritual artist and poet living in Arkansas and
recently opened her online storeher first taste at retail. I wish
Chase Rogers, FuelFactor
Not only does she understand designone peek at her web site will
convince youbut she understands the properties of healing. And she
can tie them together.
Briar Shaw, Crank Angel Galleries
A talented photographer establishing herself in the fashion biz.
Peter Singer, Typos
A genuine nice guy and my contact in Zürich. Peter knows a lot about
type, having been the main Berthold distributor in the days before DTP.
I would say he still knows more than the average type nut when it comes
Jennifer Springgay, Jack Yan &
Not too sure which surname to use now that shes also Mrs H., but
Jen doubles as Agnetha and Baby Spice, and has her own group, Avidiva,
when shes not here at Jack Yan & Associates.
Stefan Engeseth, Stockholm, June 2002
Im not sure if youll spot Tom Peters in this pose, but
here is management consultant and jantelagen-breaking Stefan Engeseth
in a candid moment. We found this second-generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo
on the Stockholm wharves and it appealed to our weird tastes. From memory,
the bumper sticker he is pointing at reads, Hows my driving?
/ Call 1-800-EAT-SHIT. Du kan betala notan.
fifth anniversary après-midi, Auckland, October 2002
Too early to be a soirée, though with similar food and more than
enough of the lovely Black Rose Marlborough Cuvée 1996. Some of
the folks who are listed on this page popped by to the first part of LOréal
New Zealand Fashion Week. Helen Baxter, Briar Shaw, Carolyn Enting, Billy
Zamoisky and Sally-ann Moffat, plus Billys daughter at right, all
at my Auckland pad. Thanks to Sally-ann for helping do the preps for this
Medinge Group conference on branding, Medinge, Sweden, August 2003
Another photo of me and some decent plonk, this time some nice Arrowood
that Stanley Moss had shipped in from the US. From left: self, Sicco van
Gelder (awaiting his Global Brand Strategy, which would be delivered
two days later), Luke Nicholson and John Moore.