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

Understanding collaboration through rich pictures

I've been working with lots of teams in different organisations over the past few years on a question that generally starts along the lines of "We'd like to know how to use Product X", where 'Product X' is one of Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Slack or one of many of the dozens of … Continue reading Understanding collaboration through rich pictures

Working Out Loud: #CHRO Priorities

Last week I had the pleasure of working with a group of senior HR professionals at The People Space's London event to create the HR edition of the CxO Priorities. If you're not familiar with the CxO Priorities project, they are sets of playing cards that encapsulate things that might be on the mind of senior … Continue reading Working Out Loud: #CHRO Priorities

Five years

I got a reminder via LinkedIn this morning that it's now five years since I launched upon this madcap free-range experiment that I call Stamp. Coincidentally it would have been my grandmother's 100th birthday yesterday, and 2013 would have been granddad's centenary. Living to 100 was something that very few of their generation could have … Continue reading Five years

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

2018 Futureballs

It's that time of year when people predict the year ahead. Strap in... 2018 will be pretty much the same as 2017. Some things will be different. Most of the things that are different will just be following a trend. A handful will be dramatically different. The things that are following trends are the ones … Continue reading 2018 Futureballs

Walking

On Thursday my friend and podcasting co-host Chris went for a walk. Since knowing about the 90 Waypoint Walk from seeing Marcus Brown present at Silicon Beach in 2016, it's been singing I've been itching to try. Christmas rambles seemed to be the ideal opportunity. The 90 Waypoint Walk is a route that can be followed anywhere. … Continue reading Walking