Hollicom Digest 03.07.2017

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Are you confused by events and wondering what the heck is going on? Here’s some stories from around that gives us some clues, including: if you are fed up with late trains, a solution might be at hand; an oil and gas boss who is putting his shoulder to the wheel for the North Sea; two on the future of ‘content’, i.e. stuff that you want to read and watch; and how big banks still call it wrong…

The Sunday Herald broke a great story that transport minister Humza Yousaf will look to get state-owned CalMac or Lothian Buses to bid for the next ScotRail franchise

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15384908.End_of_the_line_for_Scotrail_SNP_plans_radical_shake_up_of_Scottish_railways/

 

The latest issue of Energy – and on Energy Voice – reveals former BP North Sea boss Trevor Garlick is joining forces with Sir Ian Wood to turn the mature basin’s biggest challenge into its greatest achievement.

https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/north-sea/143281/exclusive-bps-trevor-garlick-makes-triumphant-return-north-sea/

 

This deal for Glasgow’s Copylab in Australia is yet another sign that content is still king and its ambition is global  – from The Daily Business.

https://dailybusinessgroup.co.uk/2017/07/copylab-extends-reach-with-sydney-based-lexicon/

 

Some terrific insight into the future of news and content consumption from Ian Burrell, who interviewed Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Perretti for The Drum.

http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2017/06/29/buzzfeeds-jonah-peretti-news-publishers-only-have-themselves-blame-losing-out?utm_campaign=Newsletter_Daily_EuropePM&utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email

 

And, is it just me or is there something gratifying about analysts at Goldman Sachs eating a little humble pie on why they didn’t call commodities right?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-29/goldman-s-commodity-analysts-ask-how-did-we-get-it-so-wrong

 

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