Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Media Hacks #4: Economy, Advertising, News & Books

Media Hacks #4: a conversation about the economy, advertising, newspapers, books and where the money might be, with C.C. Chapman, Chris Brogan, Chris Penn, Mitch Joel and me. LISTEN HERE: Media Hacks: Episode 4

BookCampTO Logo

So along with a few others, I’ve been organizing BookCampToronto, a: conversation about the future of books, writing, publishing, and the book business in the digital age. The event is June 6, but it’s currently full (huge flood of demand), but send an email to if you’d like to get put on the waiting […]

Cognitive Dissonance

March 10 (Bloomberg) — Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit said his bank is having the best quarter since 2007, when it last posted a profit. The shares rose as much as 27 percent and helped spur gains for finance company stocks. “I am most encouraged with the strength of our business so far […]

Blind Spot, Chapter Three

From an old unpublished novel, for a lark, here is Chapter 3: Vivianne stood inside the walk-in refrigerator, with her back to me, her small wiry body tight and ready to pounce, her mass of curly blond hair bobbing with her head. She wore her crisp white chef’s jacket, with loose-fitting black-and-white checked pants, held […]