Hollicom Digest for 27.06.2017

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Hollicom Digest for 27.06.2017

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Today’s great stories look at insights gained from a quarter century of angel investment, a Scottish inventor who rightly deserves to be acknowledged as the grandfather of the cash point, a drive around Scotland’s own Route 66 (with added gin) and why your analysis of the Peloponnesian War may not be all you think it is. Then Alexa serves a mean cocktail in Cannes.

In case you missed it, here’s the sublime business Archangel Mike Rutterford writing in the Times (£) on the beneficial effects of investing £220million in promising Scottish companies over 25 years

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/archangels-are-singing-from-the-same-hymn-sheet-after-25-years-sfbrs38bs

The Herald tracks down the inventor of the cash machine:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15373046.Scottish_inventor_of_the_cash_machine____39_I_made_no_money_from_something_that_changed_the_world__39_/?ref=mrb&lp=6

And then it takes a drive around the North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to Route 66:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15372587.North_Coast_500____39_The_last_thing_anyone_wants_is_to_kill_the_goose_that_lays_the_golden_egg__39_/?ref=mrb&lp=9

FT’s Alphaville flexes its classical prowess and warns lightweights against wearing quotes from Thucydides too lightly

https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/06/27/2190601/for-the-love-of-zeus-stop-misusing-thucydides/

Cannes Lions may be so last week, but Dentsu Aegis and Diageo have teamed up to turn Alexa into a robo bartender, from The Drum

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/06/23/alexa-order-me-cocktail-diageo-and-dentsu-aegis-test-voice-activation-the-connected

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