This week I have learned: the power of pictures, even scrappy, hand drawn pictures, in communicating a message that my business is expanding into Europe. Time to get the Irish passport... that my best sales tool is probably an ability to stand up and tell a half-funny story that Twitter Blankety Blank is awesome. Next … Continue reading Weeknote 356: raining clients
Having recently learned to draw a cartoon chicken* following the wonderful tutorial from @SimonHeath1, and now fully in flow with the iPad/Pencil program, a new diversion: Heath Chickenson. Episode 1: *Simon's instructions are technically for a pigeon. Don't let that distract you.
Back in the early 1980s my then senior school, Bushey Hall, was faced with closure. The local education authority had proposed that the place should be shut, merged into another school a mile or so up the road. Parents and pupils fought the proposal. We organised. We created a petition, and got many thousands of … Continue reading Appocracy
The dog days of summer in the hills...
This week I have learned: the sense of enormous relief to be found at coming towards the end of a major building project that everyone seems to know it's all about the people, but we still look to the inanimate objects for answers the simple stuff is sometimes the most valuable Next week: the bit … Continue reading Weeknote 348: Cupertino
Today I'm spending a bit of time reviewing the recording of my interview with Phelim McDermott, one of the founders of the improvisational theatre company Improbable. I was introduced to Phelim by Neil Mullarkey, one of my earlier interviewees. I like the chain reaction nature of discovering people to talk to. Early on in the … Continue reading 17. Book Reset: tangential
This week I have learned: librarian's haven't taken over the world, statisticians have. Whodathunkit? there is a look of glee in the faces of people in serious jobs who are given the chance to play. the force deployed by an organisation to implement governance over spending will be met by and opposite and slightly greater … Continue reading Weeknote 335: surprise exits
This week I have learned: apparently if you are managing a big office block on occasions after it rains it then pours. I am unspeakably chuffed to have had not one but two acknowledgements in Julia Hobsbawm's new book Fully Connected very excited to also have become a mentor for https://talkingcircles.co as part of http://drivewithbelron.com/ the work on Minimum … Continue reading Weeknote 334: Minimum Viable AVH
This week I have learned: a simple email can make such a difference a simple metaphor just as much I'm very excited about speaking at http://siliconbeach.eu/ and this collaboration too. Next week: Dorset.