The world in sixty seconds ...

1 April 2022
BBC Minute poster

Seven years ago last night, I got on a plane from Johannesburg to London. I landed the morning of 1 April,  launched this amazing product I had co-designed with the BBC, did this panel discussion as well as two TV appearances, and flew back that night.

The idea of a news bulletin targeting an educated young audience with a short attention span seems like a crazy idea today. But BBC Minute (or #TWISS — The World in Sixty Seconds as my then team dubbed it) has thrived.

The BBC has often been a political football over the years, thanks in no small part to the threat of budget cuts. But the creativity and professionalism of the team there still impresses me.

In front of broadcast house being interviewed for the launch of BBC Minute

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