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January 22, 2020

Born in 1970 I am slap bang in the middle of Generation X, no hint of an overlap with either the Baby Boomers or the Millennials. I’ve also spent the last four years living in the Pacific Northwest, Generation X’s cultural homeland; home to Grunge and Douglas Coupland,...

January 18, 2020

Liberalism is a loaded term; it means very different things to different people. It certainly means very different things on either side of the Atlantic. I am an old-fashioned liberal. Literally, I am an old-fashioned Liberal. I come from the European classical liberal...

August 3, 2019

Link to the video of the 6th Annual Commercial Real Estate Symposium at UW which examined the issue of PropTech;
 

https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/UFrW6rc_yB_4/select/media/qhMZYvH8wVy4
 

July 14, 2018

Today is Bastille Day. Bastille Day is a little different in the Stevenson house and has a meaning far closer to home than the storming of a Parisian gaol back in 1789. It was on this day in 1970 I arrived home for the first time. The arrival of a new baby into any hou...

February 22, 2018

A year ago I had no idea what Encephalitis was. I had vaguely heard of it, but that was it. This is despite an estimated 6,000 cases a year in the UK alone, 25,000 a year in the US. The figures are quite vague, and felt to under-estimate the true picture as many cases...

October 1, 2017

It is unbelievably 24 years this month since I moved to Dublin to start my PhD. That in itself is a scary thought. It is also, similarly unbelievably, 12 years since I left Ireland and moved to London. I have now been gone from Dublin as long as I was there, and that r...

September 8, 2017

The news from Amazon that it is to establish a “second but equal” HQ2 is as interesting for how the announcement was made as the announcement itself. This could have been done very quietly and far more subtly than it was. It could have merely been noted that as the com...

September 1, 2017

Nathaniel is five today. Given how late I came to this whole parenting thing, 42 when Nathaniel was born, I've been behind the curve compared to friends in appreciating just how life changing it is. Myself and Alison have though tried our best to make up for lost time,...

November 9, 2016

What is more surprising to me today than anything is that anyone is surprised that Donald Trump is now President-elect. We had our warning on June 23rd in the UK and make no mistake this is Brexit Part II. Trump appealed to the same voters that Brexit did and let’s be...

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