James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

A week of lessons from the radio

Every week I have the opportunity to sit down with a very interesting group of people to create 6 hours of original radio content in Dubai. This week I want to share some of the content from the show and some of the lessons learned.   On the CarTalk show with www.motoringme.com, Motoring Middle East, […]

Dubai’s tool time!

So, ever thought you could fix the little issue with your taps or maybe you figured you had what it takes to adjust a door?  And how did you make out? Maybe what you need is someone you can bounce your DIY and repair questions off. Colin and Dan from wewillfixit sit with me and take […]

Tool Time with James? Naaah the Nightline Fit-it show

So, way back when I was a grad student in Montreal I spent some time working with St. Remy Multimedia and the project I worked on as an assistant editor was the rewrite of the Time-Life Home Repair and Improvement Series. I didn’t work on all the books but I worked on several and it […]

Talking to Bikingman these guys are cool

It is always interesting to speak to people who have had a cool idea and then gone and taken it and turned it into something Well Axel and Andreas have done that with BIKINGMAN. http://bikingman.com/en/ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/451489-fastest-time-to-cycle-the-length-of-south-america-cartagena-to-ushuaia-by-a-tea I love the fact that these guys fell into cycling and it is a pretty recent thing. I love […]

Thoughts on Trump?

The President of the United States of America is if nothing else a person who ignites passion in people. Granted the passion that Mr. Trump is igniting is at the extremes and the passion that is being ignited can be as divisive as it is uniting. I think it is interesting to ponder the Trump […]

Amazing how you lose track of time

It seems I am so caught up with my work at Zayed University, Nightline and CreativeMornings that I seem to have put down my pen when it comes to posting here. The final touches have just been put on the playlist for this weeks Indie Music Jukebox, all music from the Middle East. So, here is a […]

Inspiration through conversation.

I had the opportunity to talk to Noush Like Sploosh several weeks back and her words are still echoing in my mind. I speak to many artists through what I do on DubaiEye and they are all very interesting but Noush had something more going on. What I came away from our conversation was a new level of […]

Rough Call-in Show!

Doing a call-in show at 9pm during Ramadan in always a challenge. I thought it would be interesting, I thought wrong, to ask what people thought about making Ramadan hours the regular working hours? In my experience people, even those who are fasting are more focused and getting a 8 to 12 hours of work […]

Adonis, Just A Great Band!

Maybe 3 years ago I heard this band for the 1st time, WOW was my reaction. Then I had the opportunity to meet the band as they recorded a ToneTown session for Nightline’s JukeBox show. These guys were exactly as you would expect them to be, humble, funny and simply great people. Well, Adonis has […]

Creativity is in the air!

In 2009 I had the opportunity to attend my 1st TED Conference in Long Beach California, this event was a creativity game changer for me. Sitting and listening to Elizabeth Gilbert talking about creativity I realised that part of the creativity conundrum is simply seeing the elements of creativity around us in plain sight. What […]

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