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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.


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From a medieval diminutive of the given name Hugh + the patronymic suffix -s.


  • John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy (2001), says that anyone with a good idea can make money.

    John M. Eger: It's the Creative Economy, Stupid

  • John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy, points out, "New ideas, not money or machinery, are the source of success today, and the greatest source of personal satisfaction, too."

    Darell Hammond: My Advice to Graduates: Don't Ever Stop Playing

  • The evening features a presentation from copyright scholar Jonathan Zittrain, Chair in Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University; a panel moderated by John Howkins of the RSA and Adelphi Charter, and a DJ set mixed from public domain, pre-1955 music.

    Boing Boing

  • Tim Howkins has a driving ambition to push the company into the The reason it only gets knee high is because nobody of any substance is interested in ignorant whingers.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Shot in the arm: Mueffling's investment comes as some say IG has peaked although Howkins, above, is targeting the FTSE 100 New York investor, who turned his back on hedge-fund management two years ago, today emerged as a significant shareholder in the IG Group.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • This year is definitely a unique one for the Stream Team, as we have a historian, Adrian Howkins, on board.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Tim Howkins, chief executive, said: "That's a business where we've had quite considerable difficulties, really driven by a very unfriendly regulator who imposed restrictions which had a pretty severe impact on revenue." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The move is going to cost £5 million, but the new place is "an infinitely nicer place to be" says Howkins.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Howkins is playing down vague rumours that the Tories are looking to impose capital gains tax on spread betting, saying they would do better to continue collecting the betting duty IG is happy to pay.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Howkins is likely to crack open the champagne tonight. characters left.

    Evening Standard - Home


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