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Allan Botica
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Power diminishes all varieties of empathy. Get a little more and care less. However it is reversible. 
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I think it's been said before: "They get bitter, they cling to iPhones (their  religion) or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-affordable sentiment or anti-egalitarian sentiment as a way to explain their prejudices."
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Rough basic blues. Elemental. What more do you want
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Blame it on the IT
Only one percent of the Romney campaign's overall expenses of $339 million went to supporting internal information technology. That included consulting and outsourcing services, Web hosting, broadband, hardware, and software. 
88 percent of the campaign's $757,000 software budget was spend on campaign finance compliance software. Romney’s campaign relied on software-as-a-service and outsourced data centers, but spent just $21,000 directly on Web hosting (the Obama campaign spent $1.4 million) and around $36,000 in total on internet hosting and services . 

The campaign paid 76% of its total consultancy spend  or $1,059,000 to Best Buy’s Mindshift Technologies for IT outsourcing, desktop support, and network services (including office PCs)  . 
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Partial solar eclipse as seen from Parnell, Auckland this morning. Thanks to our good neighbour, photographer Murray Job (http://www.flickr.com/photos/murrayjob/sets/72157624985205936/)
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I was out on the roof of the building with two sheets of card this morning making a projection, also in Parnell. Nobody out there with me, and I suppose I looked kinda daft. It was very cool all the same...
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It has been a day of arrivals and departures. At 9.26 my daughter Krishna gave birth to Osgar Jack McGeorge. Perfectly formed and already adored, at 2.08 kg he's just heavy enough to avoid the NICU.

About half an hour earlier my cousin Arif Usmani checked out on his final flight. Creative, warm and engaging, he was tremendous company, and he really knew how to work an audience.

And while we waited for both events we had a belated birthday feast for Kodi and Hugo.

Big Sunday
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Go Poppa! Go Krishna. Go Bub! Go Arif.
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Gotta have soul. Gotta love soul. 
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Surely the sole instance of genuine creativity is evidenced in the innovative patent application, not the design per se.

Oh that I never be privy to the dark and twisted workings of the mind that came up with this.
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"The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and taking names." Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union.

Now there's a man who knows how to deliver a sound bite.
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Maureen Dowd: "New Hampshire will be the first state to send an all-female delegation to Congress. Live Pink or Dye."
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PR Dude. A useful guy to have in the room.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand - Oxford, United Kingdom - Boston, MA
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PR guy. Once and always a storyteller. Sometime theatre historian. Digital ancient.
Introduction
Big and messy family. Big and messy dog. Big and messy life. 

Over the course of a chequered life I have collected a sizeable portfolio of  experiences, some illuminating, some painful, which I now share as cautionary tales with many people including my tamariki (children)  and mokopuna (grandchildren). But only when they listen, as they all do when I tell them stories

I have one talent and understand two things. I can forge a plausible connection between any single thing and pretty near anything else. And, better than most, I understand audiences and what they hear, and stories and where they're heading. 
Bragging rights
Knows more than anyone else on the planet about people who watched plays in London's theatres three hundred years ago.
Education
  • University of Oxford
    English Theatre History, 1978 - 1981
  • University of Auckland
    English Literature, 1969 - 1975
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