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 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

Weeknote 413: Top Tables

This week I have learned: I'm really quite proud of my facilitation skills. If there's one thing I'll say I'm good at, it's that. Sometimes shifting from Portrait to Landscape opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Meetingless papers is a great concept. As is the idea of taking virtual coffee breaks. OKR Progress: … Continue reading Weeknote 413: Top Tables

Weeknote 411: keynote

This week I have learned: It's the "Look at Me!" gene... I love, love, love doing keynote type things to rooms full of people. I also love doing facilitation of big groups - it was about 35-40 folk yesterday afternoon. And getting them playing... win. I'm also getting more and more into the thrill of … Continue reading Weeknote 411: keynote

Weeknote 410: Brexshit

This week I have learned: to start to get my head around the new WordPress editor.that the A Level Politics part of me is just loving this utter chaos.that technology companies really still don't get change.that when I'm busy my writing goes out of the door. OKR Progress: CxO Priorities: still chasing feedbackTech for non-Techies:It's … Continue reading Weeknote 410: Brexshit

Weeknote 409 – new beginnings

This week I have learned: I really do like starting things There's a huge gap in the way big tech firms push collaboration software. They neglect to think about the groups, focusing too much on the individual The power of music, the shared experience of music, is something I forget about too often The new … Continue reading Weeknote 409 – new beginnings

Weeknote 408: Dark Evenings

This week I have learned: fruit squash can really bugger up electronics seven pieces of editorial in a month is a lot what is it about tech sales people? the biggest tech industry challenge is the lack of curious people-people after a quietish month, it's about to get busy again OKR Progress: CxO Priorities: Waiting … Continue reading Weeknote 408: Dark Evenings