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Here’s the live video feed from the first Ignite North UK held at the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds. It captures all the presentations. If you’re interested I appear after 2′15″. It was great fun and some fantastic presentations – the format is pretty unrelenting – 20 slides in 5 minutes and no deviation. Big thanks to [...]
- Blimey O’Reilly
Make decisions in haste, repent at your leisure – goes the saying. The first UK O’Reilly Ignite event is on Thursday evening 22nd January at the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds and it’s now time to focus on getting a presentation together.
I’m presenting along with 19 other brave souls – the format is pretty daunting [...]
- Industrial quantities of lame advice
Lucy Kellaway is one of my favourite columnists with one of the sharpest tongues and minds ready to burst the management bullshit balloon. Catch her analysis on the BBC World Service Business Daily podcast on advice for the newly unemployed and ignore the Jack Welch’s and career coaches mantra. According to Lucy only four things can [...]
- KP v SJ
Two well known characters have been in the news from very different spheres, but with similar personality traits. Kevin Pieterson, the former England cricket captain and Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple. After Pietersen resigned from the England captaincy he insisted he did ‘nothing wrong‘. Steve Jobs missed the MacWorld keynote address due to health [...]
- Managing tomorrow’s people . . . today
Check out a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers on ‘Generation Y’ attitudes to work. Perhaps no surprise that 61% of CEOs say they have trouble recruiting and integrating younger employees.
While different generations have different motivations and aspirations, the American anthropologist Margaret Mead’s said “Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else” understanding individual [...]
- A New Year Dip
No, not more bad economic news!
Philip braved the freezing conditions to have a New year dip in the sea at Whitesands Bay, St Davids, Pembrokeshire as part of the charity swim to raise money for the Air Ambulance and local emergency services by the Penknife Club.