51 for 50 – 2018

Dirty Computer, Janelle MonĂ¡e's 2018 album, is an incredible work. Black Rights, Feminism, Coming out. But also science fiction dystopia where we become but computers. The tribute to Prince in the form of Make Me Feel. The feature(ish) length video. I've listened to this album so many times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdH2Sy-BlNE https://open.spotify.com/album/2PjlaxlMunGOUvcRzlTbtE?si=7HKhcIT4SIevSinFku8Ciw You can see the #51for50 … Continue reading 51 for 50 – 2018

Getting a return

One of the most pervasive myths that stalks the boardrooms of organisations up and down the country is that investment in digital technology will save that organisation money. It stems from a number of factors, I think. The way in which we structure business cases in most organisations still shapes thinking about technology as a … Continue reading Getting a return

Weeknote 506: a fond farewell

This week I have learned: I think it is possible to have a "good" funeral. Or a "nice" one. Even though the underlying reasons are a bit crap. Take care, Aunty Jenny xxI don't think I could have possibly predicted quite how crap the eventual leaving of the EU looks like being. And I thought … Continue reading Weeknote 506: a fond farewell

Carpentry vs Gardening

On the long drive down the A303 to Somerset yesterday morning, I caught a show on Radio 4 that was exploring the concept of "over parenting". It was an interesting listen, and one thing in particular has been bouncing around my head since, a metaphor for describing two different styles of parenting: the carpenter or … Continue reading Carpentry vs Gardening

Weeknote 505 – sampled beats

This week I have learned: to not be judgemental about using Excel. Well, not as judgemental.once again the power of Working Out Loud.that the new supplier seems to be ace.online events can work...... but sometimes they really don't.that we are in this for the long term.Presenting to a big group is a great way to … Continue reading Weeknote 505 – sampled beats

Weeknote 504: Schadenfreude

This week I have learned: it's been a long time since a derby-day victory.that it's surprising to see more suggestions that it's made up than there are directly wishing ill will.we have completed our first major procurement and have found the end-to-end digital business that I've been looking for for years.even UI look and feel … Continue reading Weeknote 504: Schadenfreude