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Comments are a private matter

Friendly or informative comments on the Bloghave always been welcome, so it is a matter of some disappointment that thecommenting function on the ICIS blogs has been switched off. It seems that theservers were being swamped with spam. If you would like to post a comment on aposting, you can take the alternative route and […]

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Three ICIS bloggers at Aromatics Conference

For the first time, and FOR ONE TIME ONLY, three ICIS bloggers will be appearing at the same place at the same time, at the 10th European Aromatics & Derivatives Conference on Tuesday in Amsterdam.   Paul Hodges will be giving a paper on Tuesday on the outlook for aromatics and derivatives, and chairing the […]

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Royal Wedding holidays – April is the shortest month

The Blog has been on holiday for a large chunk of April, resulting in fewer than usual postings.   First there was a nice long vacation at the beginning of the month to coincide with the university holidays. Then there was this year’s epic “11 for 3″ holiday at the end of the month, when […]

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MOVES: Simon Robinson to Estates Gazette

My blogging mentor, Simon Robinson, is moving from ICIS to Estates Gazette. He will be on a six month secondment from April 2011.   Simon, whose Big Biofuels Blog and regular podcasts are well known to readers, will be developing similar social media in his new role at Reed Business Information’s property publication.

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iPads versus iPhones (Michael Jackson spoof)

  Traders with their new iPads are everywhere. My first sighting of the petchem trader/iPad combo was at APIC in May.   “It’s a life changer,” another trader tells me this week. Right.   Now that iPhones are commonplace, iPads are still rare enough to have the cool edge.   This video is going round […]

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The Blog celebrates 3 triumphant years

It’s 24 September and you know what that means. Happy 3rd Birthday to the Blog!   I can hardly believe I’ve got away with it this long.   That’s a total of 976 postings.   If I had devoted that much early morning time to something useful like learning Mandarin or getting a flat stomach, I’d […]

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The Bloggers Blogged

(Tuesday) After the first day of ICIS Training in London, we took the scenic walk down the river from Hammersmith Bridge, past the boathouses and pretty waterside pubs, stopping for dinner at the Dove.   The evening had been billed as a Blogging Summit, since it was fortuitous that the training event had brought together […]

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Budgeting for a New Normal: Hodges

I’ve just seen that thousands of readers have downloaded my fellow blogger Paul Hodges’ white paper Budgeting for a New Normal. This triumph has brought in a lot of new readers to the ICIS blogs, and I congratulate Paul on his success. Click through to his blog to download it free.

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Escape from Blog Humiliation

The ICIS blogs managed to avoid total shame and humiliation this week when they were not included in a Times article highlighting the very worst of management blogs.   Quoting from some utterly cringe worthy recent postings, Sathnam Sanghera in the “Business Life” column singled out for ridicule such gems as:   One writer who uses […]

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Chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow

Having sat in traffic for two-and-a-half hours due to heavy snow in London this morning, I am happy to see photos of my fellow chemical bloggers frolicking in the snow, no doubt over the weekend.   Paul Hodges of the “Chemicals and the Economy” Blog toboganning on Hampstead Heath, and click here for Will Beacham of “Looking […]

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