Weeknote 421: Train delays play

This week I have learned: Get things out there, kids. Until you do, it's all theory. My selling approach isn't highly regarded by seasoned sales professionals. I can probably see their point. We might have another Podcast-Powered Project in the offing. The marketing industry can just do one when it comes to appropriating calendar events … Continue reading Weeknote 421: Train delays play

Weeknote 420: inventories

This week I have learned: distilling three years of work into one thing in a short period of time can feel like cheating, or can feel insubstantial. But maybe that's just imposter syndrome. there appears to be a significant support to the idea of making political data more usable rather than merely accessible. Editing a … Continue reading Weeknote 420: inventories

Weeknote 418 – eight bars

This week I have learned: just keep on starting to spin plates, don't be afraid of them falling, and give a helping hand to the ones with momentum. have an idea, start it, set some boundaries up front. consulting starts from the first conversation. getting feedback about how I'm making a difference is a wonderful … Continue reading Weeknote 418 – eight bars


I've been mucking about with electronic music since my teens. The infamous Smooly Batrash and our one finished track Sandpit. The infamous Sebastian Dangerfield in the 1990s. Infamy, infamy... These days I never really get past fragments. 8-bar loops created on various tools - Reason, Ableton, Korg Gadget, the Akai MPC app and other bits … Continue reading #8Bars

Weeknote 417: in pairs

This week I have learned: facilitating in pairs is a joy even more so when you're working with Matt Desmier the political stuff is now invading my dreams I cannot see any paths through the political stuff some of the stuff people in marketing get away with.. The week in photos: Next week: ends, beginnings, … Continue reading Weeknote 417: in pairs

The loneliness of the long-distance free ranger

"Jump and a net will appear" were the words of wisdom that a colleague at Microsoft have me as I took the plunge into working free range done five and a half years ago. The first year felt like free fall. Should I give up, get a "proper job", knuckle down, put up with things? … Continue reading The loneliness of the long-distance free ranger

Weeknote 416: 2019

So, 2019. Let's be having you... This week I have learned: the backlog of work that "might" happen has started to turn into "will" happen. Which is a relief. the Lego Plane Game is fairly adaptable. my ability to "press the wrong button" when trying a new technology to make the podcast better quality is … Continue reading Weeknote 416: 2019

Weeknote 415 – Yearnote 2018

Well, that's been an interesting 12 months. Some reflections on the year in no particular order... Play Back in 2016 I thought I was going to write a book. As it turns out next year I might well appear in two, but it'll be no more than a chapter in either. The book's concept, the … Continue reading Weeknote 415 – Yearnote 2018

Weeknote 414: Christmas Drinkies

This week I have learned: how staggeringly unaware of the consequences of Brexit might be amongst people who work for big American corporations in the UK selling services to the rest of Europe and not understanding that that occurs because of our membership of the EU. what a nice thing it is to catch up … Continue reading Weeknote 414: Christmas Drinkies