Never thought we’d end up blogging - I’ve always felt this to be the province of the terminally narcissistic - but here it is, the newly established method for Terra Firma news updates!
It never ceases to amaze me, how communications have changed the world so much in my lifetime and the apparent contradictions in the way the opposite trends toward both globalism and localism appear to have benefited from these changes.
On return from Alshamsi Terra Firma’s Dubai offices last week, I immediately went into London to meet up with a delightful architect with whom we work in the Middle East but who resides in southern Spain, about some initiatives in the eastern Mediterranean. We happened to talk about some work Terra Firma are doing on his doorstep in Gibraltar and how he should meet the engineering team we are working with there. If that’s not sounding globally confusing a network enough (and believe me there’s a lot more, given some mutual China and Far East initiatives) within two days, before I had the chance to forward their details he had simply bumped into these guys in Gib. It is a small world and the further you go, the closer it comes to your doorstep. The internet of course, greatly assists in this and without it, I dare say, a lot of these initiatives simply would not happen. Continue reading