Tag Archives: Insight

Web Surfing and Spume

Posted on July 20, 2021

Web surfing or spume

Yesterday, once I’d caught up on those annoying jobs that linger on the to-do list, I needed to fill time waiting for a bid to declare, so I turned to the web. Which is when it struck me how much, the way we view the web has changed. Surfing and Search Some of yesterday I […]

What is the Problem?

Posted on June 28, 2021

What is the problem

For most people it seems that work and life are a whole series of problems. No sooner is one solved than another arises. Yet other people seem to spend too much time ‘solving’ something that isn’t a problem in the first place or come up with an excellent new solution for something that didn’t need […]

What Words Did You Write or Say?

Posted on April 14, 2021

Just simple words are not good marketing

With the rise of social media, the world has become a more complex place. It’s now easy to take offence from the written word; and for what was intended to become completely misconstrued as it’s taken out of context. Why? Because often we don’t read and understand the exact words used and the context, in […]

7 Tips for Working from Home

Posted on March 18, 2020

Working from home tips

As the coronavirus crisis cranks up, self-isolation and working from home are the order of the day. To do this effectively requires some necessary adjustments. As someone who has been working from home on and off since technology made it possible in the mid 1990s and socially acceptable in the mid 2010’s, let me share […]

Engaging Business and Universities?

Posted on January 29, 2020

business and universities

After 30 years of effort are business and universities really any closer connected? In the ideal world there is a strong connection where ideas, research, skills and people flow seamlessly for the benefit of all. Yet having worked both sides, recent experience shows they are still far apart. Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) is a […]

The Danger of Big Ideas

Posted on January 15, 2020

Think big and small to win

Think big ideas and act big is the well-known motivating cry for entrepreneurs. This was useful when most start-ups were small and thought small and incremental. At that time, they were held back by their aspirations. Now there is a very real danger that the big dream is just that because it doesn’t have even […]

Death by Social Media Echoes

Posted on December 17, 2019

Social media killers

While the election is over, the fallout is just beginning. At an organisational and individual level, social media echoes have slaughtered expectations and relationships. And I’m don’t mean the various advertising approaches and fake news used, but rather the flawed nature of the medium itself. All social media works by pulling together people with common […]

Efficiency Blocker?

Posted on November 22, 2019

To do list blockers

One of the most effective tools for time management is the simple to do list. Particularly when the list is made daily and the sequence allocated best matches the need and time available. But even with the best of intentions, this sometimes fails or becomes blocked by an item. The longer that the item isn’t […]

Forest Business Connections

Posted on April 29, 2019

Forest of Dean business opportunities

For politicians the local elections on the second are a key May date. But for businesses in the Forest of Dean the most important date is May 8th for making connections that matter. This is when three key elements of running small and medium sized businesses come together for the morning at Vantage Point in […]

What Did the Digital You Really Mean?

Posted on April 02, 2019

Blue Tits and intent

April is the cruellest month according to TS Eliot’s The Wasteland. It may also be the cruellest month in the digital world with big changes happening at Facebook and Google around assumptions of intent and behaviour. The Facebook Why Being British, when I read the news on April 1st that Facebook was going to share […]