Weeknote 374: Hanging around

This week I have learned: Yes, I'm shallow. Getting a daft one liner on The Poke gives me immense satisfaction. #famousfor15tweets Looking at complex things makes me want to break them down and codify them. It feels like it helps, but I'm never quite sure. I don't understand America and gun laws. I never will. … Continue reading Weeknote 374: Hanging around

Podcasting primer

"Let's do a podcast" I said to Chris back in around September 2016. Slightly surprisingly he said "Yes". The adventure began. This is a post I've been meaning to write for a while, but only now spurred into it by a chance tweet. It describes technically how we put WB-40 together every week. The editorial … Continue reading Podcasting primer

The art of decision making

I have this idea of a probably mythical time in the history of office work. A point in time a few years before my own career began when computers were present but were still the preserve of typists. Tools used exclusively by specialist, trained workers. When the average desk was reserved for paper, a Rolodex … Continue reading The art of decision making

Decomposing collaboration

"Collaboration" - a term bandied about liberally yet rarely precisely defined. Over the past few years it's been a subject that I've spent a great deal of time grappling with for various clients. A great deal of that work is summarized here: I've thought about what are the reasons why an organisation might want it's … Continue reading Decomposing collaboration

Weeknote 373: four one

This week I have learned: every time, just every time I think that my support is waning something happens that reminds me once again why I'm a Watford fan. we continue to discover new technologies that it's hoped will supersede the need to change behaviours as a separate activity. They're so alluring. I should read … Continue reading Weeknote 373: four one

Bring Your Own Software

About a decade ago, when I was heading up technology for the global marketing agency Imagination, we started to explore the idea of what would become known as Bring Your Own Device. We were thinking more radically than was ever likely to actually happen - staff given a Hardware allowance in the way that many … Continue reading Bring Your Own Software

Making time for play

I heard a terribly depressing thing from one of my clients yesterday: We don't have time for the luxury of play It's a sentiment that I hear in one way or another from many of the organisations with which I work. That the Calvinist ethic of hard work has lead to a focus on efficiency … Continue reading Making time for play

Weeknote 372: from port to port

This week I have learned: it's sod's law when faced with a crazy busy week I get my first actual cold of the season. warm feedback from unexpected quarters out of the blue - what's not to like? I'm seriously thinking about a new tier of client charging for when work inhabits my dreams. If … Continue reading Weeknote 372: from port to port

Weeknote 371: press start

This week I have learned: - there is much to be said for this weeknoting lark. A number of people around me seen to be using it as a gateway into working out loud. - there is a fine line between working out loud and rampant self-publicity - Tim Berners-Lee followed in his mother's footsteps … Continue reading Weeknote 371: press start