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Tony Lankester

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Tony is a corporate animal but it wasn't always so. He used to work in the media, with a specific interest in technology; travel; music; and getting free stuff. He doesn't consider himself a thought leader, although he does confess to having thoughts. He presents the M&G's weekly podcast.

Tony, meet Bubba. He’s your new cellmate

Richard Catto thinks I should be jailed. He wrote this piece on his curiously titled Cape Town News blog which, basically, said that as I…

And in the latest news from Sweden…

(A couple of years back I wrote (sporadically) a column for the Mail & Guardian Online. I don’t think anyone actually read it – it…

A tale of four tossers

On Wednesday night I went to see Jethro Tull in concert. Not because I’m a fan, but because my wife is and one of my…

Chop suey or McDonald’s? You decide …

We learned on Thursday that Standard Bank had sold 20% of its operations to the Chinese. As a customer, my wife is well positioned to…

We’re all in this together … not

I’m tired of hearing how I need to play a role in fighting crime. In the wake of Lucky Dube’s shooting last week, President Mbeki…

Why we’ll lose the World Cup

It’s Saturday evening. 9pm. The World Cup final. Fifteen men in green and gold line up to face fifteen men in white. It’s a showdown…

What’s for supper tonight? Ask Arnold

Somewhere a computer is quietly thinking about you. It is deciding what you want for supper tonight and sending instructions to trucks and warehouses to…

Exclusive: Johannesburg goes mad

Pardon me if this blog is interrupted by the sound of gunshots; intermittent power failures or typhoons, but I’m in Johannesburg at the moment. I…

It’s official: 2010 won’t exist

There has been much talk lately of trademarks in light of 2010. My view is that Fifa has gone slightly bonkers on the whole subject…