Please explain!

I am going to preface this piece by saying I truly and honestly want someone to explain it to me. The Superyacht Report ran an article in their most recent edition about the virtues and pitfalls of fractional yacht ownership and the new club- concept pioneered by Mahá Yacht Club.  It was a lovely article and…

And now for something completely different.

2016 was a bit of a drag, wasn’t it?  A heap of monumental changes which may or may not turn out for the best.  For me there was one major thing missing from it, gratuitous laughter.  It was not just 2016 though.  Laughter seems to be on the decline. Let’s bring it back.  And contrary…

Upsetting the apple cart – challenger brands.

It has only recently occurred to me I have predominantly worked for challenger brands.  It is exciting to work for those wishing to rattle, if not debunk, the status quo but challenging is as challenging does. Classically, the challenger brand is the one which boldly goes where no brand has gone before.  Done well it…

Enough of work. Let’s play!

Each Friday I am reminded of the specific time in my career where I should have walked away from my desk and played on the floor My colleague, Billy Sarno, and I were struggling with a new layout for an event and I casually remarked we should build it to scale in Lego.  Billy, being…

It’s not you. It’s me.

I had a revelation the other day.  I have similar feelings for old jobs as I do for old boyfriends. Some I miss.  Some I don’t.  Some I would love to see again, perhaps even for a couple of weeks, knowing it would never work out.  Some I casually stalk but secretly checking their news…

Why everyone should read this blog and then write their own to save America

Originally published on 29 October 2016 on LinkedIn. I am so sick of the American presidential election. And I am not even American. Nor do I live in America. Yet my Facebook, LinkedIn, news watching and everything else is constantly interrupted by the endless ‘he said, she said’ of the election all citing some media outlet. It…

Every 10 minutes a boat show is born

Originally posted on 14 October 2016 on LinkedIn. It is an outstanding birth (berth) rate far exceeding the most developed countries in which they are usually held. Surely this growth rate cannot be sustained in an industry which takes the term ‘disposable income’ to colossal levels? Bien sûr c’est possible. Take my adopted home for instance. There are…

Hi my name is Clare and I embrace my limitations

Originally published on 20 September 2016 on LinkedIn. The modern professional world is geared around expertise, experience and strengths. LinkedIn prompts you to detail every element of your professional life then rates your profile and awards individuals based on these ratings. Connections endorse you for all manner of skills, whether you have them or not…