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Simon Gornick
Works at Content Consultant
Attended University of Manchester
Lives in Los Angeles
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Gun Control Is A Civil Rights Issue
What happened in Newtown a few days ago belongs in the realm of the unspeakable. In any other epoch it would instantly and indelibly be imprinted on history. But this epoch may be different. If the talk about new gun legislation fades away, it will be a cla...
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T2I - Tax To Invest. Use Investor Taxes as Investment in New Business
I think they would. Nobody likes paying taxes. But a big part of the reason for that is simple. If you pay for something, you like to know what you're paying for. It's only natural. With tax, it goes into a big pot and somebody else decides what to do with ...
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I Saw A Poor Man Smiling. A Poem.
I saw a poor man smiling to the sun.  The nerve. The shame. It broke the rules, it did. His eyes were closed, softly glowing in the dark light. Face still, temples at ease, bathed, in essence,  floating in a gauzy beyond, at last the escaper. Leaving us beh...
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What Uber Tells Us About Where America Is Heading
How does a glorified taxi service with its own app cause such a stir in the marketplace? The answer is complex and multi-faceted and within it is the key to how this country is changing forever. Uber's uber-cool name certainly makes it uber-cool. It's got t...
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The Grand Old Party Is Now Just The Old Party
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson's most famous line has never been more true. "A week is a long time in politics".  It seems like almost yesterday that the GOP talked of a "permanent majority". They were so confident, so convincing, and so convinced of ...
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My Advice - Keep Pitching
Last night, which happened to be Christmas evening, I pitched my business to some septuagenarian friends of my octogenarian parents to see if they'd get it. They got it. I made sure to tell them the story of the business before the brandy. The moral of this...
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What Happens When an MLE and an OMG App Meet?
Let's put aside for a moment that there are billions of people in the world who've never seen a smartphone. Even without them there has been a fundamental transformation in the way we relate to technology. The latter half of the last decade will be seen as ...
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Snapchat - Silicon Valley Has Two Rulebooks
Buy me. I'm really useful. Snapchat, the insta-messaging sensation, has just raised another wedge from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley VC. By my reckoning it's got 20 mill in its war chest. Created by a clutch of students at Stanford who jaunted...
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We Are Not Here - A Poem
We are not here. In the clouds, still.  For all the majesty of life, its tastes and tableaux trials, torpor, temerity, trinket smiles timid to the rigors of time, it cannot last. You know it's true because that gap in the mist a new marble path, up the swee...
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Apps - A Paradox Of Choice Is Coming.
The best-selling Swiss Army Knives don't carry everything, they carry the blades and tools that people use regularly enough to feel they're worth having in their pocket. A Swiss Army Knife that's fatter than it is long once, twice, or even three times over ...
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Why The Instagram TOS Mess Matters
Instagram was bought by Facebook which is doing everything it can to make more money and keep its shareholders happy, so it's no surprise they made the now infamous changes to their TOS. And while there's nothing wrong with making a buck, one does have to b...
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The Power of Proof Of Concept
This thing will totally work. One of the lessons I've learnt as I move on to a new startup is that proof of concept is critical. Investors are like Hollywood execs. If the pitch doesn't grab them in twenty seconds it's over. And what better way to get their...
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  • Content Consultant
    1996 - present
  • Gisteo
    Creative Director, 2011 - present
  • Online Video Writer
    2008 - present
  • BBC, Channel 4, LWT, MTV
    Producer, 1987 - 2005
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Health In Hand - App Idea - Buymyidea
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Modernism.com is an online marketplace for 20th Century Art and Design including American Art Deco furniture, mid-century modern furniture,

Is middle age such a bad thing?
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Does the idea that middle age now starts at 53 make it easier to cope with? And what does increasing longevity mean for us and the next gene

Stealth Startup Fantex Wants To Make It Possible For Celebrities To IPO ...
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If corporations can be people, why can't people be corporations? A stealth startup called Fantex aims to allow celebrities and professional

Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus
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Edward Helmore: Couturier halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways

West readies attacks after Syria gas 'obscenity'
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. allies were drafting plans for air strikes and other military action against Syria on Tuesday, as President Bashar a

Mission All-But-Impossible: Destroying Syria’s Chemical Weapons from the...
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Such strikes would likely spread deadly agents downwind, possibly killing civilians

Oh, Mr Darcy! Giant version of Jane Austen character in wet shirt emerge...
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The model took a team of three sculptors more than two months to design, construct and paint and measures 12 feet.

Confirmed: The Mid-Range Chromebook Is a Goner | TIME.com
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On Tuesday, I wondered what happened to Samsung's Series 5 550 Chromebook, a surprisingly good $450 laptop that launched roughly one year ag

Barnes & Noble retreats from tablet wars as Nook sales plummet
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(Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with

Barnes & Noble shares plunge on Nook pullout
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Competition from Apple, Google and a host of other rivals proves too intense for the bookseller.

Source: Instagram Will Get Video On June 20 | TechCrunch
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We've been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-read

Christie accused of 'debilitating stupidity' after election decision
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(CNN) -- Gov. Chris Christie's decision to set a special election this year to fill New Jersey's vacant Senate seat wasn't met with open arm

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When I started my first marketing company back in 2007, I was inspired by a book called 'Punk Marketing' written by Richard Laermer and Mark

Syrian Extremist Rebels Raid Shiite Village
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Syrian rebels, including Sunni extremists, stormed a village and battled pro-regime militiamen, killing more than 60 Shiite fighters and civ

Internet anonymity is the height of chic
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In this age of information overload, internet exhibitionism and NSA snooping, is it possible to make yourself unGoogleable? And does it earn

F-35 fighter jet struggles to take off
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The F-35, after a decade of administrative problems, cost overruns and technical glitches, is still not ready for action.

Will Google and Facebook Destroy the Middle Class? - This...Is Interesti...
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Could the Internet defy our greatest hopes and actually be a drag on the middle class?

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reviewed 5 months ago
There are no negatives about Joans on Third, except that so many people agree that it's often rather crowded. I've been a regular there since the beginning and its consistency and care to detail always amaze me. It's truly an LA Institution.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Tuk Tuk feels like the real deal when it comes to basic Thai. The food is robust and honest with plenty of lemongrass punch. Place is a little gloomy, but overall it works.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Great bagels - by the relatively middling standards of Los Angeles - but the decor is more Brooklyn that it needs to be and therefore my advice would be to grab a bag of Everythings and eat them at home.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Italian with a modern spark. Pushes the boundaries of the cuisine with some bold experimentation that's sometimes a little hit and miss. Overall, definitely worth a punt. Wine was handled very well by an enterprising Sommelier.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
It's a takeout staple for us, but when we eat here, the food is good, if a little precious, and perhaps lacking in an intangible authenticty.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I'd never seen an Edsel or a Packard until I came to this hidden jewel of a car museum, a genuine afficionado's delight that in some ways puts the Petersen to shame. Everyone should visit so they can get up close to some of the best of American engineering and ingenuity. It gives you hope that this country will get back on track.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago